The Ottoman Building in Jerash

The Ottoman building sits dominantly atop a hill overlooking the Roman archaeological site of Jerash in Jordan. It was built initially as a police station and later used as accommodation by archaeology directors in the 1900's before being handed over to the Department of Antiquities.  The building has a quaint and charming character. The [...]

Sharif Hussein Museum in Aqaba

Building on the success of the Petra and Jerash visitor centers, Zaid Masannat was asked by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Royal Heritage Commission to design a museum in the historic house of Sharif Hussein in Aqaba, Jordan. Sharif Hussein is the father figure and leader of the Great Arab Revolt [...]