Basta Neolithic Site and the Arab Wall

On the way from Petra to Hmaimeh, we passed by the Neolithic site of Basta.  Its not as well looked after as the Neolithic village in Little Petra, but its still worth a quick visit.   The exact location of the site is here.

The walls at Basta
The walls at Basta
Basta
Basta
The site isn't well looked after
What better place to burn your rubbish that in a pre-dug pit with stone walls? These ancient people are so considerate.
A new construction beside the ancient site built using Basta's stones
A new construction beside the ancient site built using Basta’s stones

Then we went to see the Arab Wall, which was built during the Edomite and then the Nabatean period. Not much is left of the wall.

Standing on the remains of the Arab Wall
Standing on the remains of the Arab Wall
The Arab Wall is the faint line in the distance
The Arab Wall is the dark faint line that disappears into the distance
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