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Petra

Petra has too be seen, mere words cannot describe its grandeur. If you’ve seen the “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” you may recall Harrison Ford’s character races through a narrow gully (the Siq) which ends in front of a huge, red temple carved out of the side of a mountain. Well that was no movie set folks, that is actually a structure called the Khazneh, or the Treasury, part of a series of buildings carved out of sandstone back in the 6th century B.C. by the Nabataeans. A city of rock, appropriately bearing the Greek name of Petra.

On bended knee atop Mt. Nebo

Today, the journalists visiting Jordan via the graciousness of the JBT were invited to visit an Islamic Mosque, surveyed Jordan from Rabbat Ammon and the Promised Land from Mount Nebo. We also saw ancient mosaics, including a 6th century map in a Greek Orthodox Church. We then soothed our aching joints in the hot springs of Ma’in Springs. While we weren’t able to post photos today, you’re still invited to check out our growing photo gallery of images from this amazing trip in an even more amazing land.