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Qasr al-Kharaneh - Things to Know Before Visiting

Amman Governorate, Jordan

Old Ruins

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About Qasr al-Kharaneh

Desert castle built sometime before the early 8th century AD. The purpose of this building is still unclear- the building's internal arrangement does not suggest a military use, and slits in its wall could not have been designed for arrowslits. It could have been a resting place for traders, but lacks the water source such buildings usually had close by and is not on any major trade routes.

Attractions Near Qasr al-Kharaneh

Qasr al-Mushatta
Qasr al-Mushatta42.8km from Qasr al-Kharaneh

Ruin of an Umayyad winter palace, part of a string of castles, palaces and caravanserais known collectively in Jordan as the Desert Castles. Though much of the ruins can still be found in the site, the most striking feature of the palace, its facade, has been removed and is on display at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.

Royal Tank Museum
Royal Tank Museum54.66km from Qasr al-Kharaneh

20,000 sq. m of exhibition space divided into thirteen halls showcasing hundreds of light and heavy military items placed in their historic chronological order. It features around 110 tanks, many of which are historical and were used in Jordan's past wars and battles.

Roman Theatre
Roman Theatre55.31km from Qasr al-Kharaneh

6,000 seat second-century Roman theatre. It dates back to the Roman period when the city was known as Philadelphia.

Roman Nymphaeum Amman
Roman Nymphaeum Amman55.52km from Qasr al-Kharaneh

Roman Nymphaeum Amman is a partially preserved Roman public fountain believed to have contained a 600 square meters pool which was three meters deep. The nymphaeum was built in the 2nd century CE and it was continuously refilled with water.

Amman Citadel
Amman Citadel55.77km from Qasr al-Kharaneh

L-shaped hill with a long history of occupation by many great civilizations- Assyrians, Babylonians, the Ptolemies, the Seleucids, Romans, Byzantines, and the Umayyads. The hill became the capital of the Kingdom of Ammon sometime after 1200 BC. The major buildings at the site are the Temple of Hercules, a Byzantine church, and the Umayyad Palace.

The Jordan Museum
The Jordan Museum56.12km from Qasr al-Kharaneh

Largest museum in Jordan hosting the country's most important archaeological findings. The museum presents artifacts from various prehistoric archaeological sites in Jordan, including the 7500 BC Ain Ghazal statues which are regarded as one of the oldest human statues ever made by human civilization.

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Amman Governorate
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The land covered by the Amman Governorate has been inhabited since the prehistoric age, ruins of civilizations as early as 7250 BC have been discovered in the area. Capital of Jordan- Amman is located in this province.