Mosaic, Khirbat Al Mafjar

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Mark Cartwright
by Bot (Eloquence)
published on 05 December 2012
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Lion attacking gazelles in a mosaic from the floor of the bath hall in the palace complex of Khirbat Al Mafjar. The palace was built by Walid Ibn Yazid in 734 CE and is located near Jericho in the Jordan Valley. It is one of the last surviving sophisticated desert palaces in the region and is renowned for its early Islamic classical art including elaborate mosaics, stucco carvings and sculpture.

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