Category: Jordan

Enjoy a jaunt through Jordan; Stars Insider

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Regarded for many years as “an oasis of stability” in a turbulent region, Jordan has delighted visitors for centuries, lured by magnificent natural wonders, a welcoming population, and some of the most celebrated ancient monuments on the planet, many of them UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Additionally, the country’s top vacation credentials extend to many superb nature reserves, world-class museums, and a number of unique well-being and health tourism destinations. Intrigued? Browse this gallery and discover the wonders of this ancient land.

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Jordan: a new UNESCO World Heritage Site; KAWA

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The list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites is growing every year with new magical places all over the world. The Arab world is once again not left behind, since a village in Jordan has obtained its precious sesame for this very closed club. The list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites is growing every year with new magical places all over the world. The Arab world is once again not left behind, since a village in Jordan has obtained its precious sesame for this very closed club.

Source: Jordan: a new UNESCO World Heritage Site – KAWA

Upon Royal directives, international advisory board formed to oversee Baptism Site Development Zone; Jordan Times

An international advisory board has been formed to oversee the Baptism Site Development Zone, in line with His Majesty King Abdullah’s commitment to safeguarding the site as a global tourism and pilgrimage destination.The Baptism Site of Jesus Christ in Jordan, also known as Bethany Beyond the Jordan, holds great significance for all Abrahamic faiths, and is one of the most sacred places on earth for all Christians, since it is where Jesus Christ was baptised by John the Baptist, and where Christianity began, according to a statement made available to The Jordan Times.

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Exploring Mars Without Ever Leaving Earth’s Orbit in Wadi Rum, Jordan; Yulia Denisyuk; Fodor’s

Traverse the other-worldly scenery of Jordan’s Wadi Rum. The unparalleled desert, which has provided the backdrop to movies like The Martian and Star Wars, offers travelers the opportunity to hike, camp, and take in a landscape not unlike Mars. For a true outer space experience, visitors can stay overnight for a guide-led star-gazing adventure.

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Italian architect seeks to unravel ‘mystery’ of Qasr Amra; Saeb Rawashdeh; Jordan Times

The desert castle Qasr Amra (or Qusayr Amra), located 25 kilometres west of Azraq, is one of the most important monuments in Jordan and in the whole world, said an Italian architect.“It bears the only preserved large wall-painting cycle dating back to the Umayyad period [first half of the 8th century AD],” noted Giorgio Sobrà who is in charge of the restoration of the castle.

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Project digs into ancient agricultural practices in Umm Al Rassas; Saeb Rawashdeh; Jordan Times

Umm Al Rassas is a UNESCO World Heritage site, located about 75 kilometres south of Amman, famous for its 16 Byzantine churches. In the late third century AD, the place was known under the name Kastron Mefaa, being the military camp of a cavalry unit, which protected the neighbouring villages from bedouin raids. Due to population growth in the fifth and sixth centuries, the place became the civilian, double-walled town of Mefaa.

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Middle East: an overview of UNESCO World Heritage Sites; KAWA

The Al-Hijr site in Saudi Arabia As an ancient city carved out of sandstone, Al-Hijr extends over an area of 15 km² in northwest Saudi Arabia. This is a magnificent site, left as a legacy by the Nabataean civilization, with a multitude of tombs, wells and monuments richly decorated. As you walk through them, you …

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