"Al Barah" Khirbat Serjilla Off The Beaten Path Tip by MM212
Khirbat Serjilla Off The Beaten Path: 3 reviews and 7 photos
Located close and on the way to Serjilla, Al-Barah is said to be another large and extensive 'dead city'. It contains numerous mansions, churches and a monastery, spread across a large area and built among olive groves and orchards. One of its highlights is the existence of pyramidal tombs and also the fact that archeologists believe the landscape looks more similar to what it might have been when the towns where inhabited than does Serjilla, which is now over barren lands. Due to a shortage of time, my travel companions and I chose to limit our stop to Serjilla. However, while driving past al-Barah, I was able to take the two attached photographs. The architecture is definitely similar to Serjilla, but al-Barah seems to be heavily wooded, with olive and fruit trees growing among the ruins.