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Jewels of the Middle East
Jordan and Option to Lebanon

Led by Dr. John Swanson
of the American University in Cairo
October 17-29, 2019


Journey through thousands of years of history in lands settled since Neolithic times.

Experience magnificent landscapes, souks with unmatched treasure troves, and the archaeological remains of some of antiquity’s greatest monuments. Explore the vast splendor of Petra - the rock - cut Nabatean archaeological wonder whose ancient archives revealed the world from which the Bible emerged.

In addition to a wealth of important archaeological sites, mosaic masterpieces, ancient cities and trade routes, castles, churches, Greco-Roman ruins, and Crusader castles, Jordan offers some of the most breathtaking vistas and desert landscapes to be had anywhere on Earth. Join us for a medley of past and present that seeks to experience the beauty, and understand the history of these “Jewels of the Middle East”.

This is our 22nd year working in Jordan


HIGHLIGHTS

Explore Petra, with an Archaeologist by day and
Encounter Petra candle lit at night with Nabataean music and storytelling
Dine by candlelight at Little Petra with a Nabataen expert
Gaze at the desert sky from luxury tents at Wadi Rum; take a desert safari,
Dine in a Bedouin tent, Hunt for cave art with a Bedouin Expert
Mingle with archaeologists, see the Petra Scrolls at an ACOR reception
Take a living history walk with the former Mayor of Amman;
Discover Amman’s’ neighborhoods, street and contemporary art
View a private collection of Palestenian/Jordanian textiles; meet the collector
Dine with Syrians, gain perspectives their journey from Syria to Jordan
Encounter Madaba on a living history walk,
Discover the Byzantine Mosaic collection at the rarely visited archaeological Park
Meet with a farming community and cook a meal with them
Delve into ancient sites at Gawr As Safi – a community engagement project
Dip into the Dead Sea waters; visit the Museum at the lowest point on earth


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