Al Kifl

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Vendors line the main road through Kifl.

Al Kifl (Arabic: بن الكفل‎; also known as Kifl) is a town in southeastern Iraq on the Euphrates River, between Najaf and Al Hillah. The population in and near the town is about 15,000. Kifl is the location of a tomb claimed to be that of holy man Dhul-Kifl who is believed be the biblical prophet Ezekiel. A project to renovate the tomb and develop it as a tourist attraction has proven controversial.[1]

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  1. ^ "Crossroads of Antiquity Can’t Decide on New Path" article by Steven Lee Myers in The New York Times October 19, 2010, October 20, 2010

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Coordinates: 32°13′27″N 44°22′36″E / 32.22417°N 44.37667°E / 32.22417; 44.37667