Mosque Name: Qasr Rashidiya

Country: Jordan

City: Rashidiya, Tafilah

Year of construction (AD): 700 - 799

GPS: 30.702263 35.629825

Gibson Classification:

Rebuilt facing Mecca: never


Description:

The Qasr was built with reused Roman and Byzantine materials. It has not been dated other than from the Umayyad period. The modern mosque was built with reused Umayyad stones.


Satelite photo of the Qasr. Note how the road goes right through the middle of the ruins. The modern mosque is on the right.

Satelite photo of the Qasr. Note how the road goes right through the middle of the ruins. The modern mosque is on the right.


Notice the difference in orientation between the Petra facing Qasr on the left and the more modern mosque on the right.

Notice the difference in orientation between the Petra facing Qasr on the left and the more modern mosque on the right.


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