Abandoned since 495 - for Kasyapa was eventually slain during a battle fought in the plain beneath - it has, on the whole, well withstood the fury of tropical storms, and is now used again to gain access to the top. When rediscovered by Major Forbes in 1835 the portions of the gallery where it had been exposed for so many centuries to the south-west monsoon, had been carried away.
His poems, first published by Tobias Adami (1622), were rediscovered and printed again (1834) by J.
The legend tells that the well was long covered up and rediscovered by `Abd al-Mottalib, the grandfather of the Prophet.
They were rediscovered in 1910 during the restoration of the abbey undertaken by the French government.
The Carolabad, a saline spring with a temperature of 64° F., which had a great repute in the middle ages, was rediscovered in 1888, and made Rappoltsweiler a watering-place.