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 khalifa. 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 castle which was much larger than the current building.