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Bozrah was the capital city of the Edomites, once they settled from their nomadic lifestyle. It is located in modern day Jordan along the King's Highway.

The photo below, taken from the west side looking eastward shows how the city was protected on all sides by a steep cliff. The flat topped area was where the ancient city stood. This area is connected to the hills behind by a narrow causway several houses wide. This location provided Bozrah with a natural fortress-like location and city walls were only minimally needed. The sides of the hills have trees on them, to give you an idea of the scale.

Bozrah, Edomite capital city

Nabataean merchants used the nearby hill known as 'Sela' for their central storage depot. Sela and Bozrah have both been mistakenly identified as 'Petra' in the last centurey by western writers who were unfamiliar with the area.

Petra (A complete section in itself) Bostra
Nabataens in the Negev Wadi Rumm
Mampsis Aila
Mampsis Photos Humeima
Nessana Meda'in Saleh
Ruheiba Meda'in Saleh: Tombs: Exteriors and Interiors
Avdat Meda'in Saleh: Tomb Decorations, Falcons, Faces, etc
Elusa Meda'in Saleh: Niches, Altars and God Blocks
Gaza Ma'an
Shivta Leuce Come
The Wall Where was Leuce Come? by Bob Lebling
Negev Wall A Possible Solution for Leuce-Come By Dan Gibson
Sela South Forts
Archeological sites in Saudi Arabia More South Forts