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Qasr Al-Mshatta

Qasr Al-Mshatta Qasr Al-Mshatta Qasr Al-Mshatta, where Qasr means Palace and Mshatta literally means Winter, so the palace most likely has been used as a Winter residence or rest place. It is reliably dated on both historical and stylistic grounds: it is a well-documented fact that al–Walid II (r. AH 125–6 / AD 743–4) built [...]
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Cave Of The Seven Sleepers

7 Sleepers Cave, The Cave of the Seven Sleepers is a historical and religious site in al-Rajib, a village to the east of Amman. It is claimed that this cave housed the Seven Sleepers —a group of young men who, according to Byzantine and Islamic sources, fled the religious persecution of Roman emperor Decius. Visit […]

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Qasr Al Azraq

Qasr Al Azraq Al Azraq Qasr Al Azraq, along with Qasr Al Harrana and Qasr Amra, both east of the capital and reached via Highway 40. Visitors can explore most of the castle, both upstairs and downstairs, except for some sections closed off while the rock is shored up. (Blue Fortress) is a large fortress [...]
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Qasr Al-Hallabat

Originally a Roman fortress constructed under Emperor Caracalla to protect its inhabitants from Bedouin tribes, this site dates to the second and third century AD, although there is trace evidence of Nabatean presence at the site.. Visit & Explore Qasr Al-Hallabat

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Jordan Crusader Castles

Crusader Castles For those fascinated by the Crusader Legends and Lore, a second group of castles beckons. The scenic Kings’ Highway is littered with the remains of Crusader forts and outposts. The most important among these are Karak and Showbak – fascinating examples of architectural and military traditions of the time. Their galleries, towers, chapels [...]
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Amra 2

Qusayr 'Amra or Quseir Amra, lit. "small qasr of 'Amra", sometimes also named Qasr Amra ( / ALA-LC: Qaṣr ‘Amrah), is the best-known of the desert castles located in present-day eastern Jordan. It was built some time between 723 and 743, by Walid Ibn Yazid, the future Umayyad caliph Walid II, whose dominance of the [...]
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Mahes

Mahes The history of Mahas al-Mudwan dates back more than two thousand years; The name Mahes appears on a stone found in Karak Castle and is now displayed in the Karak Governorate Museum. The name Mahis appears in Omani documents at the Mahis Farm in 1598, and it was mentioned again in 1680 as the [...]
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Al Fuheis

Al Fuheis

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River Canyons of Jordan

THOUGH WATER MAY NOT BE what comes to mind at the mention of Jordan, the country is actually full of breathtaking water-filled slot canyons (“widyan” in Arabic) that make for incredible hiking, climbing, rappelling, and even fishing.

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Temple of Hercules

Towering over Amman's modern skyline is the temple of Hercules, located at the peak of a hillside in one of the ancient city’s oldest quadrants. Constructed between 162-166 CE during Marcus Aurelius’ Roman occupation of Amman’s Citadel, the great temple is larger than any in Rome itself. Its portico faces east and is surrounded by six, 33-foot tall [...]
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