Pool of Sacred Fish (Pool of Abraham)

Accrding to Islamic tradition Nimrud threw prophet Ibrahim (biblical Abraham) in fire at this location. According to the local legend, when Nimrod flung Abraham into the fire, the fire became water and the firewood became the fish, which persist to this day.

Date Landscape Notes Reference
c. 2000 BCE Pool of Abraham, Sanliurfa Pool of Ibrahim near the birthplace of prophet Ibrahim at Mevlid-i Halil Mosque N/A
c. 2000 BCE Pool of Abraham, Sanliurfa Abraham's Pool with Ottoman Rizvaniye Mosque in the background to the left N/A
c. 2000 BCE Pool of Abraham, Sanliurfa Abraham's Pool and source spring in the background (domed structure) N/A
Latest Update: July 03, 2015
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