Jericho: Hisham's Palace--Palace Entrance Signage

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5/26/23
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Khirbet el-Mafjar , Qa_r Hish_m , Hisham's Palace , Jericho , West Bank , Desert Castle , Umayyad Dynasty , Islamic Monument , Palestine , Medieval Arabic Architecture , Palace Entrance
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A sign describing the Palace Entrance. It reads: The palace was the main residence of the Caliph and his guests. IT has a square layout with cylindrical towers at each corner and was built using fine-cut sandstone from nearby quarries and kiln-fired bricks. Its upper level had a timber roof and clay tiles. Flanking the palace entrance were exterior rooms bhind a colonnade, perhaps shops of lodgings for guests. The main entrance in front of you was originally a vaulted passage with stone benches for palace guards or waiting visitors. Spaces above the benches were decorated with carved stone and stucco, an impressive and welcoming sight.
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