Qasr Azraq

Qasr Azraq

Qasr al-Azraq is a large fortress located in eastern Jordan. The Romans built a stone structure using the local basalt stone that formed a basis for later constructions on the site. Qasr al-Azraq underwent its final major stage of building in 1237 AD, when 'Izz ad-Din Aybak, an emir of the Ayyubids, redesigned and fortified it.

Site Information

Country: Jordan

District: Zarqa Governorate

Site History: 2nd Century AD

Oldest Culture: Roman

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Byzantine & Islamic Monuments

UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Azraq

Date of Submission: 2007

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