Friday, February 22, 2019

Iraq al-Amir

ATLAS OBSCURA: Iraq al-Amir. Just outside of Jordan's capital lies an ancient castle and intriguing caves dating back to the Copper Age (bexly104).
Nestled among hills just outside of Amman in Wadi Al-Seer is a quaint village filled with ancient stone secrets. Iraq al-Amir, which means “Caves of the Prince” in Arabic, is home to more than 10 caves that have been inhabited by various groups since the Copper Age, as well as the ruins of an Ozymandian castle.
The site is also of considerable interest for Second Temple-era Judaism. I posted on it years ago here.

Atlas Obscura is good at finding these interesting, out-of-the-way places.

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