Qasr al-Harrana

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Qasr al-Harrana is one of the best known of the desert castles located in eastern Jordan. It was probably built in VII° century by the caliph Walid I of the Umayyad dinasty.
Debate is still going on as the original function of this building. The most widely accepted opinion among scholars is that it was a khan or inn. If this were true this would be the earliest known khan of the Islamic period.

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Comments (63)

Peter van Lom on September 16, 2014

I am SORRY to hear that PANORAMIO will DISAPPEAR. That means that the fun is gone. It is a shame that this fine community is fading away.

Georg Schreiner on September 18, 2014

Beautiful photo! L45 - Best regards - Georg

Dr.Azzouqa on September 18, 2014

Beautiful place.

Excellent shot.


Best wishes from Jordan.


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Gori Bau
Sesto Fiorentino

Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 8, 2012
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    by Gori Bau
    • Camera: SAMSUNG WB650 / VLUU WB650 / SAMSUNG WB660
    • Taken on 2012/09/15 15:14:46
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 10.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash