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web guide for cultural travellers
contemporary and modern art
art history, archaeology, heritage
design and architecture
Web guide on contemporary art, design, art history and archaeology. Informative photo tours recommend walks and itineraries, also providing orientation on-site. Special features about museums, art centres, archaeological sites.
Exhibitions and events of contemporary art, design and architecture
New photos and extensive details: Origin, construction techniques, iconographic program
Extended presentation connecting to the respective sites in the country
Bath complex in the desert, with astounding figurative fresco paintings
Paper mosaics for kids & grown-ups. Inspired by mosaics from Jordan
Sahel Alhiyari's participation at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021
Petroglyphs and inscriptions on the walls of a narrow cleft in Wadi Rum
Fast overview: map and list
Art walks, museums, heritage sites, art spaces, selected art events
Highlights, hidden treasures, and lesser known routes
Best-preserved late antique city in the Middle East
Decapolis city with Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman buildings
A visual informative tour from Amman to six Umayyad retreats
World famous map of the Holy Land, spirit of the Sea, and other mosaics
Roman, Bizantine ruins and mosaics, UNESCO World Heritage
Desert ecosystem of outstanding beauty and unique cultural treasures
Following an ancient route, the road winds south of Amman through some of Jordan's most spectacular landscapes passing by a wealth of historical sites.
City of Mosaics. World famous is the mosaic map of the Holy Land, and there are also other spectacular mosaics, mostly created in the 6th/7th century.
Peak from where Moses saw the Promised Land, and where he died. Memorial with architectural remains and outstanding Byzantine mosaics.
Site of the ancient town of Nebo with Byzantine churches, and one of the finest mosaics in Jordan, with daily life depictions, including wine making.
Roman, Byzantine and early Muslim ruins from the 3rd to 9th centuries. Excellent mosaic floors, and a unique stylite tower. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The famous Crusader stronghold and later Mamluk fortress on the King's Highway, is an impressive example of military architecture.
Ecological and sustainable cultural tourism in one of the best preserved ancient mining areas in the world.
Originally called Montreal, it was the first Crusader fortress in a line of strongholds in the territory East of the river Jordan.
Preserved Nabataean temple on the King’s Highway and adjoining village ruins. Site of the elaborately carved façade displayed in the Jordan Museum
Nabataean temple ruins atop of Jabal et-Tannur. Important pilgrimage place from the 2nd cent. BC to mid-4th cent. AD.
Contemporary architecture, Muslim fortress, and Byzantine pilgimage site
Through the fertile Wadi al-Seer to Qasr al-Abd, and other attractions
Historic city with yellow sandstone architecture from Ottoman times
Map and list of all the sites
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In July 2021, the UNESCO inscribed the historical Jordanian city in the list of World Heritage sites.
Chronological account of facts and figures on the history of Petra and the Nabataeans.
Spectacular landscapes and a wealth of historical sites along the ancient route of Jordan.
Recommendations for cultural travellers: Contemporary art, art history, architecture, design, cultural heritage
Web guide: informative photo tours, and special presentations of sites, venues, events, projects