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Mount Nebo

Mount Nebo

 HISTORY In the 4th century AD, a pilgrim nun mentioned the construction of a sanctuary on Mount Nebo to honor Moses. Possibly on the site of an even older structure. The church was finished around 394 AD. The transformation and enlargement of the church happened around the 6th century. Adding a basilica with a sacristy and a new...
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The Capital Amman

The Capital Amman

HISTORY Amman’s history spans nine millennia dating back to the Stone Age. Following the beginning of the Iron Age, Amman had become the capital of the Ammonites. Referred to in the Bible as Rabbath-Ammon. It was here that King David of Israel killed Uriah the Hittite. His forces toppled the Ammonites. Later by the 4th century...
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the Lowest Point On Earth

The Lowest Point On Earth

HISTORY & FACTS As its name evokes. The Dead Sea is devoid of life due to an extremely high content of salts and minerals. Which gives its waters the renowned curative powers and therapeutic qualities. Recognized since the days of Herod the Great, more than 2000 years ago. Its water contains more than 35 different...
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The Port of Aqaba

The Port of Aqaba

HISTORY Aqaba is situated in southernmost Jordan and it’s the administrative center of the Aqaba Governorate. Aqaba is presently Jordan’s only seaport. Given that it’s the only coastal city in Jordan and the largest. But it’s the most populous city on the gulf of Aqaba. Inhabited since 4000 B.C., Aqaba’s long history dates back to pre-biblical times,...
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The Red Rose City

The Red Rose City

HISTORY Petra was first established sometime around the 6th century BC, by the Nabataean Arabs. A nomadic tribe who settled in the area and laid the foundations of a commercial empire that extended into Syria. Many emperors like the Roman emperor Pompey and Herod the Great, attempted to control the city but didn’t succeed. Until the Roman...
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The Valley of the Moon

The Valley of the Moon

HISTORY Wadi Rum was first mentioned in “Ptolemy’s Geography” under the name ‘Aramaua’. The protected reserve of Wadi Rum is located in South of Jordan, on the western edge of the Arabian desert. The Petroglyphs, inscriptions and archaeological remains in the caverns testify that humans occupied and interacted with nature in this area more than...
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