Hisham's Palace, Jericho

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Walk among the remains of Hisham's Palace, a palace from the first half of the 8th century as you magine it in its full glory. The complex has three main parts: the palace, the bath complex, and the agricultural estate. Learn about the Umayyad period art from the palace's decorative elements, and visit the remains of two mosques. You will see many mosaics, but the most famous one is the exquisite mosaic featuring the Tree of Life in the bath complex of the audience room. Add Hisham's Palace to your Jericho travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Jericho trip maker app .
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  • This site is amazing. Many, many mosaics are covered in cloth and sand for restoration. The Tree of LIfe mosaic is absolutely fantastic. To view this wonder is almost worth the time and effort. The mu...  more »
  • It is a palace built by the Caliph Hisham out or his nephew Walid II in the first half of the 8th s. The architecture and decoration are borrowed from the traditions of greco-Roman (Byzantine) and Sassanid Persians. We wander in the ruins of the Palace, baths and a pavilion. There's columns, a rosette, sections of walls and beautiful mosaics. A small Museum preserves elements of decoration and helps to better understand the site. Beware, there is no shade, so it must protect themselves from the Sun in the day. And he must complete this visit by the Rockefeller of Jerusalem Museum that retains the wonderful stucco of this Palace.
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  • To be a hunting lodge was very posh. Beautiful architecture and above all beautiful mosaics, unfortunately not well exposed and exploited. Excellent carvings in limestone. It is well worth a visit.
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  • One of 'must see' in Palestine..... amazing place
  • Very ancient place
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  • No respect for the historical monuments
  • Wonderful.

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