Jericho - Hisham's PalaceApprox. Time: 1 hours
Activity Level: Easiest

Qasr Hisham (Hisham's Palace) is located on the north bank of Wadi Nueima just outside Jericho. The palace, named after the eighth Omayyad caliph was built during his reign between 724 and 743 AD. It was inhabited by his heir, El Malik II during the winters. The palace is an excellent example of Islamic art and architecture of the eighth century. In 747, the palace was destroyed by an earthquake.