Qasr Bashir

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Qasr Bashir HISTORY

Qasr Bashir (aka Q’Sar Bashir or Qasr Al Bashir), is an extremely well preserved Roman fortress that lies in the Jordanian desert. Unlike many Roman remains, Qasr Bashir is exceptionally well preserved, having never been re-built by later civilisations.

Built at the beginning of the fourth Century AD and known as Mobene, the walls of Qasr Bashir still stand intact, at a height of up to 20 feet in places, while the main entrance remains to this day. The huge corner towers still rise up two stories from the ground.

It is likely that Qasr Bashir was originally home to an auxiliary cavalry unit, charged with defending the Roman frontier and keeping the peace in the surrounding area. For lovers of well-preserved Roman architecture Qasr Bashir is certainly a hidden gem. Standing within the solid walls of Qasr Bashir, you will certainly be able to feel the living history of life on the edge of the Roman Empire.

Fans of Simon Scarrow’s Eagle series may be interested to note that Qasr Bashir (described as Q’Sar Bashir in the author's comments) was the setting for his novel, The Eagle in the Sand.

Qasr Bashir TOURIST INFORMATION

DIRECTIONS TO Qasr Bashir

We are not aware of any direct travel options for Qasr Bashir / Q’Sar Bashir. It is located 15km North West of Al Qaţrānah. Contact the local tourist office for more information.

LOCAL AMENITIES

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Qasr Bashir OPENING TIMES AND TICKET PRICES

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Qasr Bashir HISTORIC INFORMATION

NAME: Qasr Bashir
CONTINENT: MIDDLE-EAST
Alt Name: Qasr Al Bashir or Q’Sar Bashir
Country: Jordan
Period: Ancient Rome
Sub-Region: -
Date: 400BC - 301BC
City/Town: Al Qatranah
Figure: Diocletian
Resorts: Amman,
Related: Petra , Jerash,
Masada, Caesarea,

CONTACT DETAILS

Qasr Bashir ADDRESS

Qasr Bashir / Q’Sar Bashir / Qasr Al Bashir is 15km North West of Al

Qasr Bashir PHONE NUMBER

Contact local tourist office

Qasr Bashir EMAIL

info@visitjordan.com

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Digard 29 Nov, 2012

Hi, There is a Facebook groupe concerning Bshir at this address - we want to help to preserve this unique roman fort: http://www.facebook.com/groups/limesarabicus/