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Qasr al-Bint East Wall
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View looking west-northwest at the southern (in the shade) and east walls of the Qasr al-Bint.

This east wall is the best-preserved wall of the Qasr.  It is approximately 105 feet long and at least 25 feet high.  The outer layer is composed of large sandstone ashlars and it has a core of field stones consolidated with lime mortar.

To the right of the window, note the horizontal line where wood was inserted, possibly for protection from earthquakes.

Below the window, note the double horizontal ledges.  Above the upper ledge, there are holes into which timbers were placed that supported the roof of an exterior portico that surrounded three sides of the structure.  It may have been used for religious processions around the building.

The seven "windows" at the bottom, seem to have been constructed to display some special stones that may have had some religious significance.

In the upper corner, the remnants of a staircase that led to the roof of the building are barely visible.  Two well-preserved sections of the entablature are visible—they are in the shade.