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 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.
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.
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.
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.