In Jordan's fertile Wadi as-Seer is an amazing structure known as the Qasr al-Abd (Arab. "Castle of the Servant"). Many believe it was built around 200 BC by Hyrcanus, a Jerusalemite who fled to Transjordan and established a residence there. The structure is made of huge stones and is considered a rare display of Hellenistic architecture in the region. Its exterior walls are flanked by two lions that functioned as fountains.
Ron Wakeman of the Madaba Plains Project photographs one of them.