Archive for the ‘Jordan’

  • Jordan – The Land of The Lost City

    Posted in Jordan | September 15, 2011
    When you say Jordan you think of Petra don’t you? But there is a Jordan beyond Petra and one has to understand that Jordan is a land of ultimate wonders and has much more to it than meets the eye. With the kind of cities built in Roman style and the castles as also the citadels and the amazingly energetic biblical sites, Jordan is a legendary place for all Christians as this is where Lord Jesus had his baptism. This is also the place which has the fortress where John the Baptist was beheaded by Herod. Jordan is also the land where Moses saw the Promised Land. This desert land with flowing robes and lots of livestock has tales of yore to tell. With Amman as the capital which is a beautiful city with its modern constructions and with a culture  [...]
  • Get Lost in Petra, Jordan

    Posted in Jordan | June 24, 2010
    Petra is a historic – archaeological city in Jordan The amazing part of this city is that it has rock cut architecture and a ‘water conduit system’. Petra is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. BBC has also categorized Petra as ‘the top 40 places you have to see before you die’ Early writers identified Petra as the capital of the caravan trade of the Aramaic speaking Semites. Due to its geographically advantageous location, It not only served as a fortress but also controlled the trade within the areas of Gaza, Persian gulf, Basra and Damascus. Petra has the distinction of having a stream passing through the entire rock city. The Nabataeans, who were the residents of Petra; had complete control over the water flow  [...]