Journey Through Jordan
Few nations boast such a close affinity to the great historical epochs of the world as Jordan. Nor many match its dry and dusty beauty.
Here the very destiny of humankind, it seems, has been reshaped time and again during the turbulent course of countless centuries.
Only briefly a Middle East monarchy, nonetheless Jordan's history rings to the echoes of kings and princes, generals and sultans and the tramp of the armies of such giants as Solomon, Alexander the Great, Pompey, Constantine and Tamurlane the Earth Shaker as they marched through the country's ancient cities.
Wherever you travel on a Journey through Jordan, you will discover layer after layer of beauty and history-be it Amman, the royal capital that rose on the ancient foundations of the Roman city of Philadelphia, or Aqaba on the shores of the Red Sea.
This land is redolent with countless sights that draw the breath. Among the most outstanding are the rock city of the Nabataeans, Petra, another ancient Roman city, Jerash and the great desert palaces built by the Umayyeds.
Journey through Jordan, with pictures by Mohamed Amin and Duncan Willetts, and a fascinating text by Sam Diley, forms a rich and vibrant tapestry of past and present melded into timeless beauty.
By: Mohamed Amin