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Madaba “The City of Mosaics”

Madaba “The City of Mosaics” Madaba “The City of Mosaics” – Just 30 km from Amman, along the 5,000-year-old Kings´ Highway, is one of the most memorable places in the Holy Land. After passing through a string of ancient sites, the first city you reach is Madaba, known as the “City of Mosaics.” Best known […]

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The ruins of Um Al-Rasas

Um Al-Rasas The ruins of Um Al-Rasas lie near the Kings’ Highway, 30 km south east of Madaba, in a barren desert, no longer the lush fertile terrain it was during the Roman rule, as described by the Jewish historian of the time, Josephus. The biblical name of this town, Kastron Mepha’at, is mentioned in […]

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Jerash – A Rome away from Rome

Jerash – A Rome away from Rome – A close second to Petra on the list of favorite destinations in Jordan is the ancient city of Jerash, which boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years. Jerash lies on a plain, surrounded by hilly wooded areas and fertile basins. Conquered […]

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Ajloun “A Timeless fusion between Nature & History”

Ajloun “A Timeless fusion between Nature & History” Ajloun – The marvels of nature and the genius of medieval Arab military architecture have given northern Jordan two of the most important ecological and historical attractions in the Middle East. the sprawling pine forests of the Ajloun-Dibbine area, and the towering Ayyubid castle at Ajloun, which […]

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Shobak Castle “Krak de Montreal, Crusader Castle”

Shobak Castle Shobak Castle, A lonely reminder of former Crusader glory is Shobak Castle, less than an hour north of Petra. Once called “Mont Real,” Shobak dates from the same turbulent period as Karak. It is the earliest Crusader castle in Jordan. Built in 1115 by Baldwin I, it was only surrendered in 1189, two […]

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Karak Castle “A maze of stone-vaulted halls & endless passageways”

Karak Castle Karak Castle, Whether you approach Karak from the ancient Kings Highway to the east or from the Dead Sea to the west, the striking silhouette of this fortified town and castle will instantly make you understand why the fates of kings and nations were decided here for millennium. An ancient Crusader stronghold, Karak […]

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Desert Castles

Desert Castles Jordan’s Desert Castles, beautiful examples of both early Islamic art and architecture, stand testament to a fascinating era in the country’s rich history. Their fine mosaics, frescoes, stone and stucco carvings and illustrations, inspired by the best in Persian and Greco-Roman traditions, tell countless stories of the life as it was during the […]

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Hammamat Ma’in / Ma’in Hot Springs

Hammamat Ma’in / Ma’in Hot Springs Hammamat Ma’in – Visitors to the Dead Sea should also take advantage of another nearby wonder, Hammamat Ma’in (Ma’in Hot Springs). The hot springs and baths of Hammamat Ma’in have been enjoyed for therapeutic and leisure pursuits for thousands of years. In the Bible: King Herod frequented the healing springs […]

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Bethany Beyond the Jordan

Bethany Beyond the Jordan Bethany Beyond the Jordan- Less than 2 km east of the Jordan River is an important place associated with the lives of Jesus and John the Baptist (pbut) – the settlement of Bethany, where John lived and baptized. John 1:28 refer to it as “Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was […]

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Mount Nebo

Mount Nebo Mount Nebo – From Mount Nebo’s windswept promontory, overlooking the Dead Sea, the Jordan River Valley, Jericho and the distant hills of Jerusalem, Moses, ‘the servant of the Lord’ and ‘the friend of God’ (Deuteronomy 32:49 and 34:5) viewed the Holy Land of Canaan that he would never enter. He died and was […]

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