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Amman — Karak Castle is the most famous Crusader-Islamic military site in Jordan and appears today as a perfect summary of Crusaders’, Ayyubids’ and Mamluks’ architectural military genius, yet, the site has not received enough scholarly attention and some details are still missing, an expert said.
AMMAN — Ramtha hosts Tunisia’s Etoile Sportive Du Sahel in the return leg of the Arab Club Champions Cup at Al Hassan Stadium in Irbid on Friday.
AMMAN — The 4th annual Lexus Tennis Festival gets under way in Amman on the weekend with an action packed week of activity featuring Patrick Mouratoglou — legendary coach and mentor of tennis champion Serena Williams — who will be attending the 2018 Festival at Dunes Club Amman.
Over the course of the first six months of 2018, Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) welcomed 3,884,518 million passengers, registering a 7.6 per cent year-on-year increase, according to figures released by Airport International Group.Since the beginning of the year until the end of June,
AMMAN — Through the centuries, Madaba has been a symbol of cultural interaction and peaceful coexistence between different religions and cultural traditions, and its long history testifies of the important role of the area, said Italian archaeologist and co-director of the Madaba Regional Archaeological Museum Project (MRAMP) Andrea Polcaro, adding that "we believe it is one of the main values to be highlighted in the new museum of Madaba”.
AMMAN — Giving Jordanians access to European movies in order to foster cross cultural understanding is one of the main goals pursued by the annual European Film Festival (EUFF), said Antonio Lazaro, president of the EU National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), organiser of the EUFF.
The entire Jordanian economy will revive when boosting tourism, which is tied to all other sectors and offers job opportunities to the youth, said the founder of "I was in Petra" initiative Mohammad Farajat, who uncovered new "out-of-the-box" tourism projects in nine aspects to boost tourism in the Kingdom.
AMMAN — Jordan Motorsport has confirmed there will be a strong regional flavour to the official entry lists for this week’s inaugural Jordan Baja, the Kingdom’s first cross-country rally to run since 1990, according to the Jordan Motorsport Media Service.
Before planning your tour to Jordan, you have to know the traditions and customs of your destination. Jordan can be regarded for a typically Arab country for its people are very warm, friendly and hospitable. Jordanians are typically happy to forgive foreigners who break the rules of etiquette. However, visitors seen to be making an effort to observe local customs will undoubtedly win favor.
Jordan is generally considered a carefree country with very few rules and regulations, but as in any Arab country, there are still certain cultural norms you should be aware of. Here’s a list of things to bear in mind while travelling to this beautiful nation.
When starting the "Settling the Steppe" project in 2004, the archaeological team in charge aimed to reconstruct the occupation histories of several small areas in order to compare them with larger sites, like Tell Deir ‘Alla and Tell es-Sa’idiyeh, Dutch archaeologist Lucas Petit remembered.
Jordan's tourism industry closed the first half of the year with very positive figures as the country's Tourism Ministry declared the increase in visitors and tourism revenue "unprecedented". The boom in tourist visits during the first six months of 2018 is partly credited to new incentives put in place by Jordan's tourism authorities with the organization of new events like the Jordan Festival as well as other factors like the recent visit of HRH Prince William
Local female producers from across the Kingdom rejoiced this week, after seeing most of their production run out at the Jordan Food Week, a weeklong culinary festival which gave them the opportunity to display their homemade products to tens of thousands of Ammanis.
In the heart of the ancient Petra, a preliminary survey and excavation of the "Lower Market" in 1998 disclosed a monumental swimming pool, dubbed Petra Garden and Pool Complex (PGPC).
The Majd Initiative on Friday organised a trip to the ancient city of Petra to fulfill dreams of a number of persons with disabilities to see the red-rose city and promote accessible tourism. The initiative was established by Abdul Rahman Salameh and named "Majd" after a girl with a physical disability who was refused admission to school, and later died during a surgery to treat her disability.
AMMAN — We were spectators of the destructions of antiquity, unable to do anything to end this catastrophe, said dean of Studium Biblicum Franciscanum in Jerusalem, Father Rosario Pierri, at a lecture organised by the American Centre of Oriental Research (ACOR) on Wednesday.
AMMAN — The earliest human burials found in Faynan, some 140km south of Amman, come from the early Neolithic site of WF16 and date back to 11,200 years ago, a British scholar said, noting that this discovery also indicated a high mortality rate among the local communities.
Jordan will see the longest “blood Moon” total lunar eclipse on July 27, coinciding with Mars’ perihelic opposition, Hanna Sabat, former president of the Jordanian Astronomical Society (JAS), said on Tuesday. The lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon moves into the shadow of the Earth; entering the outer part of partial darkness, which is called the “penumbra”, and moving onto the inner part of total darkness, or the “umbra”, he said.
AMMAN — Mushash 163, a relatively small settlement of about 70 x 50 m located some 40km east of Amman near the early Islamic site Qasr Mushash, recently became an object of interest for the German archaeological teams.
The Mamluk period (1250-1517) is still a relatively unexplored field for scholars who know very little about the residence patterns of the ruling elite who dwelt in the capital cities of Cairo, Damascus and Karak, an American archaeologist stated, noting that military officers then lived in "both barracks in citadels and palaces of the urban centres”.