Khirbat al Minya Mosque

 Year AH

Year AD

 City

Country

Name

Original Qibla

Rebuilt facing Mecca

 87

 706
 Khirbat al Minya Israel Khirbat al Minya Petra Never

GPS Coordinates: 32°51'56.40"N 35°32'11.72"E

Qasr Khirbat al Minya is in Khirbat al-Minya, Israel (also known as ’Ayn Minyat Hisham). This is an Umayyad-built palace located in the eastern Galilee region about 200 meters (660 ft) west of the northern end of Lake Tiberias. It was erected as an Umayyad palace complex with a palace, mosque and bath built by al Walid. (The date of construction is based on an inscription set into a gateway) The palace contained a room that was constructed for the purpose of being a mosque. It was the room with pillars in the bottom right corner. Because it is almost directly north of Petra, the mosque and the entire building points directly at Petra, not Mecca which is southeast. The satelite photo above shows a line drawn from Petra to this structure. The floor plan below was obtained from www.archnet.org. For more information please visit: http://archnet.org/sites/5574

Also see:  http://www.archaeology.org/news/3337-150603-galilee-caliph-palace

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