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An archaeological site located near the village of Iraq Al-Amir, west of the capital, Amman. Excavations at the site revealed a cave in which a church dating back to the early Byzantine era was found. In front of the entrance to the cave is another Byzantine church consisting of a central hall flanked by columns on both sides, flanked by two arcades, in the middle is an apse whose stones are still intact, and the floor is paved with colorful mosaics. In the upper area of the cave from the outside, basins carved in the rock were found that were used as water collection basins and burials in the Byzantine periods. The site was reused during the Islamic periods.

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