007- Early Islamic Period
The Harrana Palace is a well-preserved Islamic fort built in 711 CE. The square, two-story building consists of two stables or storage chambers; a central courtyard, originally with a cistern; and 61 rooms grouped into eight independent living areas. Although it looks like a fort, the towers are not massive enough for defense, and the windows are not wide enough from the inside to have been used as arrow slits. The building was more likely used as a rest-house for desert caravans or as a retreat for the Umayyad leaders. Greek inscriptions found on some stones indicate that it was built on the site of an older building.
Highway 40; 60 km east of Amman at the GPS coordinates: 31.7293°, 36.4646°.