Iraq al-Amir Ancient Caves


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External Id: SPT095

Ancient Caves of Iraq al-Amir A group of 15 natural caves interspersed with corridors that lead to small rooms. The rooms are decorated with small niches in the walls. The settlement in these caves dates back to the second half of the Second Century B.C. which is the same period of settlement at Qasr Al-Abd (SPT096). This is illustrated by the engraving on one of the facades of these caves, which consists of five Aramic letters representing the name “Tobiad”. These caves were used as burial spaces, shelters in times of crisis and later as houses for the local inhabitants.