Amman Umayyad

 Year AH

Year AD




Original Qibla

Rebuilt facing Mecca


 Amman Citadel  Jordan  Umayyad Palace and mosque  Mecca  

GPS Coordinates: 31°57'16.48"N 35°56'4.53"E

 The second set of Umayyad buildings on the Amman Jordan citadel were built around 740 AD. So far, it has not been possible to absolutely date the time of construction of these buildings. The original Umayyad buildings faced Petra (lower left), but the newer buildings (above) faced Mecca. Clearly the qibla changed direction sometime during this period. For more information on the Palace complex see:

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