About Jordan

History of Jordan

Having derived its name from the River Jordan, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, situated to the northeast of the Arabian Peninsula, is well surrounded: Syria is to the North, Iraq is to the East, Saudi Arabia is to the South and the West Bank and Israel are to the West. As the transition area between the Mediterranean and the desert, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan presents an extraordinary gist of the Middle East.

With its troglodyte houses, roman amphitheaters, greco-roman cities and pink sandstones, Jordan was the crossroad of trade routes of caravans making their way towards the port of the Red Sea, pilgrimage routes to Mecca and the path of the Great Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire. The Jordanian miracle emanates mainly from the harmonious cohabitation of its different peoples: Sunnite Muslims, Arab Christians, Circassians, Chechens, Armenians, Bedouins and Palestinians.

Jordan is a land of biblical stories and ancient civilizations, giving rise to intense emotions as successive people inhabited this region of the world. Jordan’s soft hills, desert canyons, salt waters of the Dead Sea, fertile plains of the River Jordan and red sandstones of Petra evoke the past of the Romans at Jerash, the Arab conquest near Amman, the Nabataean Kingdom in Petra and the march of Hebrews at Mount Nebo.

 

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