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The grail Indiana Jones didn’t discover while at Petra’s Treasury

The grail Indiana Jones didn’t discover while at Petra’s Treasury

In the film “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” Harrison Ford finds the Holy Grail. In real life, there are many tourists whom find a similar treasure in the magnificent structures that make up the ancient Nebatean city of Petra. Below are some excerpts from some recently visiting this “New World Wonder” – sharing their life-experiences there in photos, video, and prose:

Mosaic blessed church in Madaba to receive $720,000 of Hellenic Aid

Known as “The City of Mosaics,” Madaba has in the past provided this former alter boy with a very special treat – the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. Blessed with many wonderful icons, but greater historical value – a vivid sixth-century Byzantine mosaic map showing Jerusalem and other sites in the Holy Land. So it was with much joy that I read in yesterday’s Jordan Times that …

A visit to Petra Jordan, and its ‘horse mafia’

A visit to Petra Jordan, and its ‘horse mafia’

“You want a horse? You wont make it five feet” – This was the advice of a young man who is part of the “horse mafia” that operates here in Petra. If you go into Petra as a group you have to pay an additional 7 JD on top of the large sum of cash you already dished out. This money goes directly to the horse mafia in order to keep them off your tail and to allow you to ride a horse if you wish.

Some tips to touring Jordan during Ramadan

Ramadan is a Muslim religious observance that takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, marked by fasting (sawm) from dawn until sunset, during which time adherents refrain from all food and drink. While an excellent lesson in patience, sacrifice and humility, this practice may create some dietary difficulties for those touring, working, and/or studying in Jordan – as described in the following snippet from the Jordan Times …