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Summary

Al-Shawahed quarry, Jordan

Class:

  • Workshop or industry
  • visible
  • Location ± 100-500 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Gerasa [JO]

Gerasa (Jerash) - Greek, Roman and Byzantine city named also Antioch-on-the Chrysorrhoas. http://romeartlover.tripod.com/Jerash01.html

Birketein, Water Pool

Water reservoir.

Museum Gerash

Museum Gerash

Birketein, Temple of Zeus Epicarpius

Birketein, Temple of Zeus Epicarpius

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

The Shawahed quarry in Jordan was exploited in the IInd century AD.

See:

  1. Nizar Abu-Jaber, Ziad al Saad and Nihad Smadi, The quarryscapes of Gerasa (Jarash), Jordan, Geological Survey of Norway Special Publication 12, pp. 65-73 - https://www.academia.edu/9508611
  2. Nizar Abu-Jaber, Catreena Hamarneh, Documentation and Protection of the Quarries of Gerasa in: Levant 2013 Vol.45/1, pp. 57-68