Qasr Deir al-Kahf
Qasr Deir al-Kahf information
Built in the 4th century, the ‘Monastery of Caves’ is another purpose-built Roman fort that primarily served as a sentry post. Like its famous neighbour Umm al-Jimal, Deir al-Kahf is also constructed of black basalt, though the ruins here are not nearly as extensive. However, the scattered remains of the fort are atmospheric, and serve as a nice diversion. There is an access road north of Hwy 10, or look for the signs along the back roads east of Umm al-Jimal.