Sites & cities that bear the name of Hisham's Palace

Hisham's Palace

First trace of activity : ca. 8th century C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 11th century C.E
Recorded names : قصر هشام‎, Qaṣr Hishām, خربة المفجر‎, Khirbat al-Mafjar

Description : Hisham's Palace (Arabic: قصر هشام‎ Qaṣr Hishām or Arabic: خربة المفجر‎ Khirbat al-Mafjar) is an important early Islamic archaeological site five km north of the town of Jericho, at Khirbat al-Mafjar in the West Bank. Spreading over 60 hectares (150 acres), it consists of three main parts: a palace, an ornate bath complex, and an agricultural estate. Also associated with the site is a large park or agricultural enclosure (ḥayr) which extends east of the palace. An elaborate irrigation system provided the complex with water from nearby springs.

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