Sunday, September 23, 2007

Jordan: A great tourist destination

I am recently returned from Jordan. I have already posted materials from my visits to Petra and Jerash on another blog:
I also go to visit the Citadel in the center of Amman, and the museum that is located there. Here are some images from that visit:

Ruins above the citadel.

An 8,500 year old statue in the museum --
perhaps the oldest surviving statue in the world.

Roman statue in museum.

I also took the chance to visit Madaba and Mt. Nebo. The latter is the site of a church dedicated to Moses, who is believed to have seen the promised land from the mountain, and to be buried nearby.
Byzantine church called after Moses on Mt. Nebo.

Roman mosaic in original location (?) in Madaba museum.

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