007- Early Islamic Period
The Amra Palace is a small, well-preserved, Islamic palace built in the early 8th century CE. It consists of a triple-vaulted hall, two private rooms, a bath complex, a ground-water well, and a water tank. The bath complex has a cold, warm, and hot rooms. An external furnace provided hot water to the bath and circulated hot air under the floors. The interiors are ornate with murals and mosaics in the Byzantine style. They depict historical figures, activities, and leisure scenes such as hunting and dancing. The palace might have been used as a desert retreat by the Umayyad leaders.
Highway 40, 80 km east of Amman, at the GPS coordinates: 31.8029°, 36.5884°.