A Medieval Tower in Jordan

by Marcus Milwright | Talking about art

Why do the exteriors of Medieval military buildings sometimes carry decoration? This talk examines the political and cultural context of a thirteenth-century fortification from the Jordanian town of Karak.

Burj al-Banawi, Karak, Jordan. After 1263. Ordered by sultan Baybars al-Bunduqdari (Baybars I, r. 1260-77).