Preliminary report from the excavations at the site of Qasr ed-Deir (At-Tafila) in the season of 2017
1 – Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University
In: Discovering Edom. Polish archaeological activity in southern Jordan, Piotr Kołodziejczyk (ed.), Kraków: Profil-Archeo, Euclid Foundation for Science Popularization, Institute of Archaeology – Jagiellonian University, 2019, pp. 87-98. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33547/DiscEdom2019.05
Abstract: In southern Jordan there are many medieval monuments. They are not the most well-known objects of the region but constitute an important part of its history and have much positive potential for tourism. Many of them are still poorly researched. One of them is a castle or a fortified monastery located in the vicinity of At-Tafila city, known as Qasr ed-Deir. In 2017, archaeological research conducted by a team from the Jagiellonian University began there, providing new information about its history.
Keywords: Middle Ages, architecture, castle, monastery, southern