Below are some photographs from a 2009 visit to various locations in Jordan, including the ancient roman city Jerash, several desert castles, the crusader castle Kerak, the Dana Biosphere Reserve, Petra, and the Wadi Rum dessert.

The photo appearing above shows Ad Deir (The Monastery) in Petra, the main city of the Nabataeans. This monument is carved out of the rock, dates back to the first century and is 50 m wide and 45 m tall. For an impression of scale, notice the person in a white shirt at the bottom of the entrance.

Clicking on a thumbnail brings up a larger version. All rights reserved, as usual.

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