Quseir Amra Desert Castle in Jordan

Quseir Amra Desert Castle in Jordan

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Quseir Amra is situated 85 km to the east of Amman. It is the little palace of Amra, noted for its extensive fresco paintings which cover virtually all the interior surfaces. The paintings include themes such as hunting, dancing, and musicians, bathing scenes, cupids, and personifications of history, philosophy and poetry. This a small residence was discovered by the Czech traveler Alois Musil in 1898. The building\’s plan consists of a rectangular audience hall, a bath complex, and hydraulic structures. The main hall has three rooms along its south side. The baths are located on the east side of the main hall and are connected to a water tank. Qusayr ‘Amra was placed on the World Heritage List in 1985, due to its extensive cycle of mural paintings

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Zaatari – Syrian Refugee Camp In Jordan

Zaatari – Syrian Refugee Camp In Jordan

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The region’s largest camp for Syrian refugees arranges trucks and houses. It slowly becomes city. The camp, which is overseen jointly by the government of Jordan and the United Nations refugee agency, covers two square miles, with 27,101 shelters and 1,724 infrastructure or support buildings. It has a population of 122,017, it’s just over a year old, and almost every resident is there because they fled a brutal civil war. Humanitarian workers struggle to provide education for the 60,000 children under 18, shelter, electricity, water and health care.

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Impressive Jerash Sites of Jordan

Impressive Jerash Sites of Jordan

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Jerash is about one hour north of Amman. A vast area partly excavated and restored gives a clear indication of Roman way of life even here. It’s one of the few complete Roman cities in the world. Wander among the Hadrian’s Arch, Hippodrome, Forum (Oval Plaza), The Cardo, Agora, Nymphaeum, Temple of Artemis, South Theater, Jerash Archaeological Museum and colonnaded streets, all enclosed within the remaining city walls. Admission costs 8 Jordanian Dinar for all foreign visitors, which includes the Jerash Archaeological Museum.

Summertime hours are 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM;
wintertime hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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