Looking Widely, Looking Closely: Khirbet al-Mafjar or Qasr Hisham? Changing Perceptions of a Palestinian Monument

Historians of Islamic Art Third Biennial Symposium: Looking Widely, Looking Closely

Recorded October 18–20, 2012

Part Four of Twenty-Six

Donald Whitcomb of The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago discusses the Umayyad palace complex of Khirbet al-Mafjar, now known as Qasr Hisham, located near Jericho. New archaeological excavations by the Palestinian Department of Antiquities and the University of Chicago in 2011 and 2012 have revealed new information about the monument, which is the most important cultural symbol of the early Islamic period for Palestine.

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