Qasr Bshir

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Qasr Bshir (a Roman Castellum) is part of the Tentative list of Jordan in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Qasr Bshir is a fort from the Roman period, dated by building inscription to 293-306 AD. It was built as part of the Limes Arabiae et Palestinae in a strategic location on a hill, being the first line of defense at the desert edge against nomadic Arabs. It had towers at all four corners and flanking the gate.

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Rene Digard

Jordan and Canada - 23-Jan-12 -

This a unique place. This site need to be preserved for next generation. This is probably the last roman fortress in good condition. research and rebuilding need to be done. Can I help


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Full Name
Qasr Bshir (a Roman Castellum)
Country
Jordan
Added
2001
Type
Cultural
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2001 Added to Tentative List

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