A tomb of the Ancient Bronze Age I from Bab edh-Drah'
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A tomb of the Ancient Bronze Age I from Bab edh-Drah'

The Necropolis of Bab edh-Dhra' in Jordan is one of the largest cemeteries of the Ancient Bronze Age I (3150-3050 BC) and with its numerous tombs cut into the rock, it testifies to the funeral ceremonies of the populations that lived in the Valley of southern Jordan and the western edge of the Syrian-Arabian desert at the beginning of that process of settling and centralization that will lead over the centuries to the birth of the first cities in Palestine. Various cultures have been identified in this phase on the basis of the ceramic productions used for funeral furnishings, like that exhibited from Bab edh-Drah'.