MiddleEastEye : En images : à l’intérieur du palais d’Hisham, le château omeyyade perdu de Palestine

by Atef Daglas

La structure de la ville occupée de Jéricho en Cisjordanie remonte au VIIIe siècle et présente l’un des plus grands sols en mosaïque au monde.

Hisham’s Palace is an Umayyad castle dated to the mid-eighth century and is one of the most important archaeological sites in the occupied West Bank. It was built during the rule of the Umayyad Caliph Hisham ibn Abdul Malik (724-743 CE) in the city of Jericho and is notable for its intricate structural design and elaborate interiors, which borrows from the region’s pre-Islamic Byzantine rulers. The palace, which features one of the world’s largest floor mosaics, was used by the Umayyads as a resting place during the winter months. LINK TO ARTICLE