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- Qasr Bashir
- Alt Name:
- Qasr Al Bashir or Q’Sar Bashir
- Ancient Rome
- 400BC - 301BC
- Al Qatranah
- Petra , Jerash,
about Qasr Bashir
Qasr Bashir (aka Q’Sar Bashir or Qasr Al Bashir), is an extremely well preserved Roman fortress that lies in the Jordanian desert. Unlike many Roman remains, Qasr Bashir is exceptionally well preserved, having never been re-built by later civilisations.
Built at the beginning of the fourth Century AD and known as Mobene, the walls of Qasr Bashir still stand intact, at a height of up to 20 feet in places, while the main entrance remains to this day. The huge corner towers still rise up two stories from the ground.
It is likely that Qasr Bashir was originally home to an auxiliary cavalry unit, charged with defending the Roman frontier and keeping the peace in the surrounding area. For lovers of well-preserved Roman architecture Qasr Bashir is certainly a hidden gem. Standing within the solid walls of Qasr Bashir, you will certainly be able to feel the living history of life on the edge of the Roman Empire.
Fans of Simon Scarrow’s Eagle series may be interested to note that Qasr Bashir (described as Q’Sar Bashir in the author's comments) was the setting for his novel, The Eagle in the Sand.
You can view a great aerial photo of Qasr Bashir from the Aerial Photographic Archive for Archaeology in the Middle East by clicking here (new window will open).
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Address: Qasr Bashir / Q’Sar Bashir / Qasr Al Bashir is 15km North West of Al
Phone: Contact local tourist office
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