Jawa Dam

Jawa Dam

The Jawa Dam is the remains of an ancient masonry gravity dam on Wadi Rajil at Jawa in Mafraq Governorate, Jordan. It is the oldest known dam in the world, dating back to the fourth millennium BC. The dam was part of a water supply system that included other smaller dams, channels and deflectors across the wadi to support the short lived local town of Jawa.

Site Information

Country: Jordan

District: Mafraq Governorate

Site History: Fourth Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Bronze Age

Later Cultures: Bronze Age

Site Features: Bronze Age Monuments

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