|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.
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