Facilities along the Syrian Hajj Route in Southern Jordan with Special Reference to the Fort of Fassou'ah and Its Water System

  • Mansour Shqairat Department of Archaeology and Tourism Guidance, Petra College for Tourism and Archaeology, AL-Hussein Bin Talal University, P.O. Box 20 Ma'an, Jordan

Abstract

The Syrian Hajj (Pilgrimage) Road, which links Damascus with the holy cities of Medina and Mecca in Saudi Arabia, was a historical road supplying the most basic needs of the pilgrims during this long journey. Most important are the water control and storage systems facilities which are reflected as archaeological remains. This paper discusses the water supply installations associated with the Hajj route with special reference to the Ottoman fort of Fassou’ah as one of the Hajj stations in southern Jordan.

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Published
2020-03-10
How to Cite
Shqairat, M. (2020). Facilities along the Syrian Hajj Route in Southern Jordan with Special Reference to the Fort of Fassou’ah and Its Water System. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 11(2), 101. https://doi.org/10.36941/mjss-2020-0023
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