It is said � if a wall were built around Jordan it would be a museum�. The
Kingdom was home to ancient cultures. The
Moabites, Ammonites, Assyrians, Arameans, Nabateans, Greeks, Romans and
Arab Muslims have left a rich archeological and cultural heritage. Jordan has a vast
archeological and historical antiquities, which dazzled visitors for
name a few, Petra the "red-rose" city, Jerash -the Greco-Roman
city, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea.
land has been also blessed with a rich religious history. Prophets
Abraham, Moses, Lot, Aaron, Elijah, Joshua, Jesus, John the Baptist,
Muhammad (PBUH) and others have either lived in Jordan or crossed its
plains, valleys, hills mountains and streams. A good number of these known
to have been buried in Jordan. The land hosts many Islamic and Christian
religious sites. It is the place where Islam and Christianity meet. There
you find the tombs of many of the Prophet Muhammad's companions, who where
martyred and buried there, as well as the sites of the most important
battles in Islamic history. Furthermore, to the east of River Jordan a
large loop has long been identified as the spot where Jesus Christ was
baptized by John the Baptist. It is called al-Maghtas in Arabic. Less than
two Kilometers east of the River is another important place - the
settlement of Bethany, where John lived and baptized.
Jordan is the land of legend and
warm hospitality. Wherever you go you will be touched by the kindness of
the people and the timeless beauty of the Kingdom's uncounted treasures.
You are cordially invited to explore the natural beauty, the archeological
intrigue and wondrous gift of the country.