Salt's Turkish Cemetery


So there's this Turkish cemetery at the top of Jebel al-Qala'a in Salt, Jordan. The only Turkish connection we could think of that would help this make sense is that Salt was the Ottoman capital of the region. But many of the graves in the cemetery are fairly new (even in the 2000s), so there must be some other connection that is not immediately apparent.






Here are some older graves. At first, I thought that the Arabic script might be in the Turkish language, but Jeremy told me that it is genuine Arabic. There goes that connection idea. The grounds of the cemetery were very well kept, but otherwise, there was little of interest unless you're someone who is fascinated by cemeteries in general (Mom, I'm looking at you).

Tea with the census guy

Salt's Jebel al-Qala'a