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Lawrence's Spring

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Lawrence's Spring

TE Lawrence – Lawrence of Arabia – will always be synonymous with Wadi Rum, due to the time he spent here during the Arab Revolt in the First World War, and the evocation descriptions he gave in his masterpiece Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Today, several sites in Wadi Rum are closely associated with Lawrence, and find themselves on the itineraries of most organized excursions with local Bedouin guides. The first is Lawrence's Spring, which is close to Rum village, the starting point for more tours of the area. This spring, whose beauty Lawrence wrote about, sits in the shade of a cliff and is still an important watering hole for local Bedouins and their herds. Lawrence's House is a little further into Wadi Rum. It's a small building erected on the ruins of an ancient Nabatean building. Lawrence allegedly slept here during the Arab Revolt. The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a series of rocks near the Wadi Rum Visitor Center are named in honor of Lawrence, rather than by him.