Mosque Name: Qasr Bayir
City: Deasert Castle
Year of construction (AH): 125 AH
Year of construction (AD): 743 AD
GPS: 30°45’43.33"N 36°40’45.58"E
Original Qibla: Mecca
Rebuilt facing Mecca: na
Qasr Bayir palace was built in the Umayyad era by Al Walid II (743-4) AD before he became the Caliph. This site is among many other palaces built in the Jordanian desert. Before its destruction in 1931, its masonry was used by Beake Pasha to build a modern outpost of the Arab legion. The general direction seems to point 4.22° from Mecca. You can faintly see the outline of the original Qasr which was much larger than the current building.