Desert Castles

Scattered throughout the black basalt desert east of Amman, the Desert Castles stand as a testament to the flourishing beginnings of Islamic-Arab civilisation. These seemingly isolated pavilions, caravan stations, secluded baths and hunting lodges, were at one time integrated agricultural or trading complexes. They were built mostly under the Umayyads (661-750 AD), when Muslim Arabs had succeeded in transforming the fringes of the desert into well-watered settlements.

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