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Jordan, land of prophets and the sahabas! Which prophet did not travel through? How many sahabas became martyr here? It is said that there have been more than 20,000 ...

Travel from the 17.3.08 to 21.4.08. Not much talk, the pictures should speak for themselves. Many thanks to Abdullah, who helped me a lot in different ways, as well as to all the other kind people I met!


Amman


View over Amman


King Hussein Mosque

 

Petra



 

Mu'tar, Al-Mazar


Maqam Jaffar bin Abi Thalib

 

Wadi Rum

Clever Nabataeens:

The rain water pouring down the mountain is captured by the small channel carved out of the rock and lead into a cistern.

 

Umm Quais


Golanheights, Lake Genezareth

Residence of rich osmanic family

 

Jerash

 

Wadi Mujib, Dead Sea

 

Karak, Shaubak

Karak (left) and Shaubak (below), two castles in the ring of defence of the crusaders, which later were conquered by Salahuddin.

 

Madaba


The famous Map of Palaestine of Madaba.
The original mosaic in the church of Saint George
had over two million stones!

 

Maqam Shuaib


The (alleged) grave of Prophet Shuaib a.s.
With all the graves of the prophets,
except the grave of Muhammad s.a.w.,
there is no 100% certainty, if it is really the grave.

 

Azraq

 

Azraq desert castle:

Here one can see how one can build without using wood:
Ceiling and door made out of stone!

 

 

Azraq Wetland Reserve:

Nurtured by huge sweet water source, this oasis was once home to elefants, lions, leopards, wild camels, the oryx and other wild animals. That is long ago!

But even until recently hundred thousands of migrating birds made a stop over here on their way from Europe to Africa, until the oasis became sucked empty until the spring died.

 

Al-Kahfi
Cave of seven sleepers

 

Qasr al-Amra

 

Maqam Abu Hubaida


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