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Hisham’s Palace

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Hisham’s Palace

Hisham's Palace, Khirbat al-Mafjar or Qasr Hisham, is a historic palace from the Umayyad period located north of the city of Jericho in Palestine. It dates back to the 8th century AD, and provides a fine example of Islamic architecture in the Umayyad period.

Site Information

Country: Palestine

District: West Bank

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 8th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Hisham’s Palace / Khirbet al- Mafjar

Date of Submission: 2020

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