Umayyad Audience Hall and Throne Room, Amman Governorate, Jordan 

The open-fronted Audience Hall, or the “Iwan”, was roofed by a barrel-vault. The cruciform-shaped chamber behind it is the Throne Chamber, which was thought to be covered by a dome and its floor paved with polychrome mosaic. Three recesses contain doors that connect with side rooms, and the north arm opens on to a courtyard.

Epic Jordan Culture & Adventure Route © Monika Newbound

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