Muslim exegetes relate that Cain wanted to marry his own twin sister rather than allow his brother Abel to marry her as dictated by their father Adam. According to Dr. Helmut Nickel, curator of the Arms and Armor Division of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, legend had it that the best blades were quenched in “dragon blood”. The Damascus affair of 1840 refers to the arrest of thirteen notable members of the Jewish community of Damascus who were accused of murdering a Christian monk for ritual purposes.The anti-semitic blood libel resulted in the accused being imprisoned and tortured by the Ottoman authorities and the populace attacking and pillaging a local synagogue. History and myth stories narrate that Cain killed his brother Abel in this place to witness the first murder in human history, and the mountain breathed for the horror of this crime; There are forty crowns that protect the city of Damascus and live in the cave. I, p. Other sites are described in his travels near Damascus, one being "the Cave of Blood, above which [can be seen] the blood of Abel, the son of Adam (on him be peace), God having caused a red trace of it to remain on the stones. Cain's murder of Abel is related in the Quran 5:27-32, but Abel is not mentioned by name. Like many other ancient sites in Syria, Damascus is also under threat at present. ( CC BY 2.0 ) The city of Damascus may be facing one of the biggest crises in its history. The site where Cain is held to have murdered Abel is in a cave below a white dome on the slopes of Mount Qassioun, overlooking Damascus. Ron Wyatt originally found the Ark of the Covenant by digging in the area of the Garden Tomb, and had found the Ark by cutting through rock and also using tunnels that had anciently been created by water erosion. The Cave ( الكهف )was an underground prison discovered by the Syrian Arab Army after the liberation of East Ghouta from NATO supported al Qaeda — specifically the ‘Faylaq Rahman‘ sect of the malignant sociopaths. Maghārat al-Dam (Cave of Blood) is a small cave with a long history. This is the place in which his brother [Cain] killed him and dragged his body to the cave." Saul of Tarsus on the road to Damascus came to himself when the Lord confronted him. The Cave of Blood is built in the mountain called the Forty Mosque. At least thats the legend which is told in Medieval Arab history books. According to legend it was once the home of Adam, the first human from the Bible.The name Cave of Blood refers to the belief, that it was the place where Qābīl (Cain) killed Hābīl (Abel). Other sites are described in his travels near Damascus, one being "the Cave of Blood, above which [can be seen] the blood of Abel, the son of Adam (on him be peace), God having caused a red trace of it to remain on the stones. I, p. The ruins of Damascus’ Roman temple of Jupiter. [Gibb, vol. The ongoing Syrian civil war is not only affecting the people of Syria, but also threatening its antiquities. It seems … The Cave was a massive underground headquarters. This is the place in which his brother [Cain] killed him and dragged his body to the cave." This tomb of Abel is located in the mountains west of Damascus, near the Baqa'a Valley, near the Syrian town of Suq Wadi Barada. Entrance fee is about $4 usd. [Gibb, vol. Abel. The Cave of Adullam is where David quit and God took over. The Damascus steel gave rise to many legends, such as the ability to cut through a rifle barrel or to cut a hair falling across the blade. 145.] 145.] History Description. The entrance to Zedekiah's Cave (above) is at the Jerusalem city wall, northeast of the Damascus Gate.