Site conservation and management planning at Qusayr ‘Amra

Qusayr ‘Amra is a magnificent bathhouse located in the eastern badiya (steppe) of Jordan, 50 miles east of Amman. It was built by an Umayyad prince most likely between A.D. 730 and 743, and features an extensive cycle of mural paintings—an outstanding and unique testimony to early Islamic art. In 1985, the site was inscribed on the World Heritage List.

Since 2009, WMF has led a comprehensive project at Qusayr ‘Amra that includes documentation, condition assessment, site management planning, and conservation of the structure and its paintings. This video highlights the long years of work, the impressive discoveries, and the collaboration between WMF, the Department of Antiquities of Jordan, the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro of Rome, and the local communities.