Hammam al-Sarah is an Umayyad bathhouse (hammam) in Jordan, built in connection with the complex of Qasr al-Hallabat, which stands some 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) to the west. Along with examples in the other desert castles of Jordan, it is one of the oldest surviving remains of a Muslim bathhouse.
View from the front after reconstruction (2013)
|Alternative names||Hammam as-Sarkh, Hammam as-Sarakh|
|Location||Zarqa Governorate, Jordan|
Qasr al-Hallabat is one of the Umayyad buildings collectively known as the desert castles. Its design shows similarities to that of Qusayr 'Amra, another one of the desert castles. The design consists of a rectangular audience hall as well as the actual baths. The baths comprise an apodyterium (undressing room), tepidarium (warm room) and caldarium (hot room), with attached furnace, water well, sāqiyah or water-lifting device, and raised water tank. The remains of a roofless mosque next to the furnace are of recent date. As of 2007 or earlier, most of the bath complex as well as the accompanying mosaics and sculpture were being conserved.
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- Qasr al-Hallabat with Hammam as-Sarakh
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