The article is written and published by AFAR magazine
For travelers fascinated by the stories of the Old and New Testaments, Jordan is rich with the settings of many of those tales. Here, you can gaze into the Holy Land from the same summit where Moses did more than 3,000 years earlier. A few miles upstream from the Dead Sea, you can wade into the stretch of the Jordan River where John the Baptist met Jesus around 2,000 years ago. At these sites and others, those initial events were followed by centuries of pilgrims. Perhaps as intriguing as the biblical events themselves are the many churches, chapels, and shrines constructed by later Byzantine clerics and crusading knights.
This itinerary by A & S Signature Journeys of the Highlights of Jordan isn’t limited to biblical sites. Ancient temples to Artemis, Hercules, and Zeus are also included as stops, as is the country’s most famous and mysterious “lost” city, Petra, tucked into the folds of sandstone canyons. The galleries of the Jordan Museum, the ruins of the Umayyad palace in the Amman Citadel, and the glittering domes of mosques are introductions to—and reminders of—Islam’s role in Jordan today.
And, finally, there are also the landscapes that have inspired countless spiritual seekers and mystics, from the towering outcroppings of Wadi Rum to the Dead Sea, where the shores are lined with natural sculptures of salt.
Whatever your faith, you’ll likely soon agree that Jordan is a land of magic and miracles.
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