Qasr el Burqu

fortification

Qasr el Burqu

Qasr el Burqu is a ruined ancient palace and one of the oldest Umayyad desert palaces in Jordan. The palace is located in the Mafraq Governorate. It was originally an ancient Roman fortress that was renovated and rebuilt at the beginning of the 8th century AD by the Umayyad Caliph Al-Walid I.

Site Information

Country: Jordan

District: Mafraq Governorate

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 2nd Century AD

Oldest Culture: Roman

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Roman & Islamic Monuments

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