The reconstruction of the seismic history of an archaeological site is generally based on historical sources and/or archaeoseismological data. However, these data alone give, in most of the cases, only qualitative information and cannot be used to unequivocally recognize the kinematics of past earthquakes and causative fault. A multidisciplinary approach merging archaeological information and geological data is useful to better constrain the age of past earthquakes, identify the fault movement(s), and clarify the seismotectonic picture of a region. The Hisham palace (724–743 A.D. to about 1400 A.D.; Baramki, 1936, 1938; Whitcomb, 1988), which is the main...

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