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QASR AMRA

Desert Castles – Eastern Desert, Jordan

Go back in time to the era of military campaigns and desert warfare as you explore Jordan’s imposing Desert Castles, many dating back to the first half of the 8th century. Their fine mosaics, frescoes, stone and stucco carvings and illustrations, inspired by the best in Persian and Graeco-Roman traditions, tell countless stories of life as it was during the eighth century …

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Private Day-Tours from Amman

We offer private day-tours from Amman for couples, families or solo travellers (1-3 people) to various destinations in Jordan including the famous Desert Castles, Roman Cities and Fortresses, Crusader Castles as well as Mount Nebo, the Dead Sea, Petra and many others.

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ALEX TRAVEL

Local Guide – Level 9

We discover new archaeological sites, document and add them to Google Maps.  With over 10,000 contributed photos and dozens of added places, we take pride in knowing that we make a difference and hopefully help travellers with the information they need.

  • Umm Al-Quttayn

    A rather modern settlement (1950s) built on the ruins of a Roman fortification, is situated in the village with the same name, not far from the Sirian border.

  • Al-Habis

    A small Crusader Castle situated onside Petra is often overlooked by the tourists but is very unique in its nature and well-worth visiting.

  • Qasr Al-Muwaqqar

    One of many Desert Castles from the Umayyad period is located on Highway 40 and could be easily reached by a normal car.

  • Qasr 'Ayn es-Sil

    Another example of Umayyad Desert Castles is situated in close proximity to the famous Azraq Castle.

  • Qasr Deir Al Kinn

    A nice Roman Fortress with one of the walls is still standing tall. There are a few visible crosses on the interior and some writings. Not far from JAWA.

  • Busayra (Bozrah)

    Famous Iron Age administrative and political capital of the Kingdom of Edom (800 - 500 BC).

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Desert Castles

GUIDE TO UMAYYAD PALACES IN THE EASTERN DESERT

Limes Arabicus

GUIDE TO THE DESERT FRONTIER OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

Crusader Castles

GUIDE TO MILITARY FORTS DURING THE CRUSADER PERIOD

Ottoman Hajj Forts

GUIDE TO OTTOMAN FORTS EN ROUTE TO MECCA

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