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Archaeologists explore history of mysterious mountain stronghold ‘Sela’ in southwest Jordan

January 10, 2019 - General

Overseeing the Edom Plateau, south of Jordan, between Tafila and Busayra, stands the Edomite-Nabataean mountain stronghold, Sela, a fortress carved into the mountain, dating back more than 3,000 years.

The historical site of Sela, the capital of Edom, seen from the village of Sela in modern-day Jordan above it
[Credit: Uri~commonswiki (Uri Juda)/WikiCommons]A carved inscription and relief (engraved representation) of the…

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