Ad Diraz Temple


A few visible column stumps remain at the site of this small 3rd millennium BC temple. Protected by a crude fence on the side of a busy highway, these can easily be missed. This is only worth a trip if you have a real passion for temple ruins; combine it with a visit to the more impressive temple ruins in the area.

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