Cave Of The Seven SleepersCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Ahl Al-Kahf St., Amman, Jordan
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Cave, Family And Kids
The legend of the seven sleepers of Ephesus is the story about a group of young men who spent 300 years inside this cave to escape religious persecution by Roman Emperor Trajan, and only then emerged. It is an important story not only in Roman history but also in the Quran. Many people believe this is the cave referred to in the story. Inside the cave, you will find seven small graves and an eerie collection of human bones. The caves were discovered in 1963 as a result of some excavation work. The place has a very intense Old Byzantine ambience. Check out the engravings on the walls outside the cave. Also, note the weathered decorative elements, including the massive pillars. It is thought that there once may have been a large church in front of the cave. Another interesting fact of the cave is a sheer variety of artifacts found - from the Canaanites, the Semites, the Akkadians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, byzantines and the Turks. It's a short but highly intriguing visit.
How to Reach Cave Of The Seven Sleepers
- Drive or take a taxi.
- There may be a bus station nearby.
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14.04% of people who visit Amman include Cave Of The Seven Sleepers in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
52.27% of people start their Cave Of The Seven Sleepers visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Cave Of The Seven Sleepers
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cave Of The Seven Sleepers