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Jordan

Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum and Amman

Story by Mike Levine May 30th, 2015

Jerash

Jerash, is considered one of the largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside Italy.

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Triumphal Arch
Inside the theatre, some locals were performing.
Unusually shaped elliptical Forum.
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There was a fire burning in the modern part of the town while we were there.
Horses resting under an arch in the Hippodrome.

Petra - The Rose-Red City of the Nabataeans

The ruins of Petra are hidden among these mountains between steep rock faces and deep gullies.

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An Epic walk through Petra

The walk in, through tall, echoing slot canyons, leads to a jaw-dropping encounter with Al Khazneh or The Treasury, Petra’s iconic facade, its columns and exquisite detailing carved directly from the cliff face.

The Obelisk Tomb
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Sumi has just spotted Al Khazneh or The Treasury straight ahead!
First view of The Treasury
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Wadi Rum - lawrence's desert

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A Wild Ride through wadi rum

With rock formations eroded by the wind into moonscape shapes, Wadi Rum is a spectacular desert landscape. During World War I, T.E. Lawrence also known as Lawrence of Arabia used this site as a camp before making his attack on Aqaba which forced the Turks out of the country.

Old Steam Engine at Wadi Rum Train Station
The Seven Pillars of Wisdom rock formation named after the book by T.E. Lawrence.
Four-Wheeling through Wadi Rum.
Walking on Mars
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Mr. Toad's Wild Ride through Wadi Rum
Lawrence of Arabia hid out in this cave from the Turks during the Arab Revolt of 1917-18.
Our Drivers
Wadi Rum Camp
Wadi Rum Visitor Center

Mount Nebo

Mount Nebo is supposed to have been the mountain that Moses was ordered to climb by God to look over the Promised Land before dying. On a clear day it is possible to see right across the Jordan valley to the Dead Sea and even as far as Jerusalem.

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Amman

Amman, the capital of Jordan
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Photos of King Hussein, King Abdullah and Crown Prince Hussein at old Roman theatre in Amman.  Hashemite Royal Family.
Jordanian policeman Lewis who accompanied us during our travels in Jordan.
Our guide Hamzeh's son who was with us on our last day in Jordan.
Saying goodbye to Jordan.

Mike and Sumi

At Petra and Jerash

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Footnote: Photos by Mike and Sumi using a Sony NEX-7 Camera and a Sony Xperia Z3 Cellphone
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