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While the majority of the surface ruins are likely to date from the Roman and Byzantine period, activity at the Khirbat Faynan ran from the Early Bronze Age to the Mamluk period, with the earlier remains hidden by later buildings, but revealed by archaeological excavation.
The long period of settlement at Khirbat Faynan is not surprising with its location being at the junction between the Wadis of Faynan, Dana and Ushayqar.
(Information from the Faynan Museum)
© Photo: Haupt & Binder
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