Idea #567 – Discovering the neolithic dolmens of Wadi Jadid
Wadi Jadid is situated in approximately 10 km in the South of Madaba, near Al Fiha’s village. Wadi Jadi appears as a rocky valley, covered with about forty dolmens from Neolithic period to the Bronze Age, dated from 3000 to 5000 B.C. More than a dozen of them is still in very good state of preservation, while the others fell down or were broken, probably by the numerous earthquakes that the region has known. The site also presents alignments of monoliths, and basins were dug in rocky paving stones. For Bedouins, these dolmens would be ghosts’ and other kinds of Djinns’ houses, what is worth to them being called in Arabic as “Bit Al Ghula”.
Where is it?
Wadi Jadid, Amman, Jordan