Tal Hujayrat Al-Ghuzlan, Aqaba, Jordan | CruiseBe
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Tal Hujayrat Al-Ghuzlan

History and museums
sightseeing, archaeological site

Tal Hujayrat Al-Ghuzlan is an archaeological site during the Chalcolithic period that lies 4 km north of modern-day Aqaba city in Jordan. Archaeologists from University of Jordan have discovered the site, they found a building with walls inscribed on with human and animal drawings which suggested that the building was used as a religious site. The people who inhabited the site had developed an extensive water system in irrigating their crops which was mostly grapes and wheat, several different sized clay pots were also found suggesting that copper production was a major industry in the region, the pots were used in melting the copper and reshaping it. Scientific studies performed on site revealed that it had undergone two earthquakes, with the latter one leaving the site completely destroyed.



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