Near the Iraq Al-Amir hamlet in Amman's Wadi Seer neighborhood is the magnificent castle ruin known as Qasr Al Abad. The name of this location is ' Castle of the Slaves' when translated into English.
A palace from antiquity with a history of more than 5,000 years!
With its artistically carved ornamentation, this castle was constructed between 175 and 187 BC during the Ptolemaic period utilizing enormous basalt stones. The two-story stone building is lavishly decorated and exhibits Jordanian Hellenistic style, finished from floor to ceiling with white stone and inscribed with massive creatures. Additionally, there is a large, deep channel of water around it. Caves were created by hollowing out a rock, and spacious rooms in the rock were carved out, some of which were used for feasting and others for sleeping and dwelling. However, the cave mouth entrances were so small that only one person could pass through them at once.
There are also ancient burial caves and a museum close to Qas-al Abad. It is typically not too busy, so a day trip to Qasr Al Abad is pleasant and serene.
south of the village of Iraq al-Amir, Amman Jordan