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Amman. Interior of palace citadel with IWAN.
8th c Jordanian Umayyad Architecture

UMAYYAD Anonymous (661 - 1031) Primary
8 c
8th c
Umayyad
Amman. Jordan.
Islam24.Syr01075
The remains of this 8th century Umayyad palace in Amman Jordan illustrate an early example of an IWAN, a feature that will be found in many later Islamic buildings. An iwan can be defined as an open porch that is normally surmounted by a barrel vault. Iwans were an important aspect of palace architecture because they fronted a domed chamber which served as a throne room. We will later see iwans used in mosques.

Caption: UMAYYAD | Amman. Interior of palace citadel with Iwans. | 8 c | Islamic | Umayyad

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