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Qasr AL HEIR

Qasr AL HEIR AL GHARBI : ( WEST )

45 km south-west  of Tadmor (Palmyra),  built by the Caliph Hisham ibn Abdul Malik in the 8th century, this palace is square and surrounded by a huge wall, at each corner of which there is a round tower. At each side of the main gate there  are  two half-rounded  towers.  It has  a courtyard  with  columns with Corinthian crowns.

Qasr AL HEIR AL SHARQI : ( EAST )

110 km north-east of Palmyra ,  this palace was built by the  Caliph Hisham in 628, it contains a palace-residence for the caliph and for the garrisons. There is  a small  mosque  built in  the  style of  the Omayyad Mosque  in Damascus, there is a bath with hot, warm and cold running water.  This is the  oldest Omayyad bath. The palace is surrounded by a wide garden.

 
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