Cave of Christ

Cave of Christ
Cave of Christ

Cave of Christ : Iraq Al- Ameer is a town located within the boundaries of Amman Municipality Jordan in Wadi Sir area.

About 15 km southwest of the town of Wadi al-S

eer, the village’s population with
surrounding villages is about 6,000, mostly members of the Abadi tribe.

It is located on high and mid-rise hills, a green area with abundant water springs and is famous for olive trees in addition to other forest trees.

0.5 km south of the town there is Al-Abd Palace or the so-called Prince of Iraq Al- Ameer.

Cave of Christ ,here are many caves on the hills dating back to the Bronze Age and before

And the Cave of Christ is located in the region of Iraq Al- Ameer.

 : The importance of the Cave of Christ

The cave was of religious significance during the Roman era and reached its peak
when it was adopted by the Byzantines between the 4th and 6th centuries AD.

It is added to a series of other world discoveries on the land of Jordan religious.

: Cave Contents

The inscription on the church’s floor shows that there is a Hellenic house or what

it is called in the name of an early church from the early Byzantine period.

Historians and the Cave of Christ

The ancient historians referred to the palace of the slave in this site, especially the historian Josephus.

The Cave of the Bassa corresponds to this linguistic designation, indicating the use of the name throughout the ages.

The results of the scientific discoveries and the statements of the ancient travelers

the modernists and the Bible corresponded to the importance of the cave and the intercession of the journey of Jesus and his call in Jordan.

Cave Water

The most prominent evidence of the transfer of the water of the Iraq Al- Ameer

and the Cave of Al-Bassa to the location of Emad Al-Jesus (Bath) is the discovery

of a potter’s water channel extending more than one kilometer starting from the

confluence of Wadi Araba with Wadi Al-Ramah and Al-Kafrin.

The channel consists of pottery pipes dating back to the age and the

establishment of sprinklers and scavengers to ensure the safe access of clean

water to the site of General / Tal Mar Elias.

The results of the scientific research confirmed that the borders of Beit Ania, east

of the Jordan River, included the Iraq Al- Ameer and stretches from the Jordan

River to the nearby valleys, which were filled with caves of monks such as the

Valley of Kafrin, Ramah, Hoban, Shu’ayb and Kharar.

It is therefore clear, as Heib explained, that the cave of Al-Bassa was of religious

importance during the Roman era and reached its peak when it was adopted by

the Byzantines between the fourth and sixth centuries AD, and continued to be used during the Islamic times. It is added to a series of other world discoveries on

the land of Jordan. The martyrs will again contribute to the status of the Arab flag

countries in the field of religious tourism.

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