Jordan

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Jerash:
j8Jerash is a city in Jordan, north of the capital Amman. Inhabited since the Bronze Age, it’s known for the ruins of the walled Greco-Roman settlement of Gerasa just outside the modern city. These include the 2nd-century Hadrian’s Arch, the Corinthian columns of the Temple of Artemis and the huge Forum’s oval colonnade. The Jerash Archaeological Museum displays artifacts excavated from the site.

 

 

 

Petra:
j1Petra is a famous archaeological site in Jordan's southwestern desert. Dating to around 300 B.C., it was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. Accessed via a narrow canyon called Al Siq, it contains tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs, earning its nickname, the "Rose City." Perhaps its most famous structure is 45m-high Al Khazneh, a temple with an ornate, Greek-style facade, and known as The Treasury.

 

 

 

Dead Sea:
j2The Dead Sea – bordering Israel, the West Bank and Jordan – is a salt lake whose banks are more than 400M below sea level, the lowest point on dry land. Its famously hyper saline water makes floating easy, and its mineral-rich black mud is used for therapeutic and cosmetic treatments at area resorts. The surrounding desert offers many oases and historic sites.

 

 

 

 

Wadi Rum:
j3Wadi Rum is a protected desert wilderness in southern Jordan. It features dramatic sandstone mountains like the many-domed Jebel Um Ishrin, and natural arches such as Burdah Rock Bridge. Many prehistoric inscriptions and carvings line rocky caverns and steep chasms, such as Khazali Canyon. The natural watering hole of Lawrence’s Spring is named after British soldier Lawrence of Arabia, who allegedly washed there.

 

 

 

Mount Nebo:
j4Mount Nebo is an elevated ridge in Jordan, approximately 817 metres above sea level, mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land.

 

 

 

 

 

Amman's Roman:
j5Amman's Roman Theater is a 6,000-seat, 2nd-century Roman theater. A famous landmark in the Jordanian capital, it dates back to the Roman period when the city was known as Philadelphia.The Roman theater, dominating the heart of Downtown, was the centerpiece of Roman Philadelphia, and also the initial focus for Amman's modern settlement late in the nineteenth century.

 

 

 

Qasr Amra:
j6Qasr Amra, also transcribed as Quseir Amra or Qusayr Amra, is the best-known of the desert castles located in present-day eastern Jordan.