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Iron Age 1200-330 B.C.ironage

Navigate through the Iron Age (3,000 years ago) of Jordan. Discover archaeological sites closely associated with the Ammonite, Moabite and Edomite kingdoms of Ancient Jordan and the neighbouring states

1st day: Arrival. Lecture on Archaeology of Jordan by local archaeologist , over night in Amman;

2nd day: Amman Citadel, Archaeology Museum, Ammonite tower, Abu Nusayr, Baq’a Valley, Overnight in Amman;

3rd day: Hisban (Amorites' capital city), Madaba (Archaeology Museum), Mt. Nebo, Baptism site ( Elijah hill), over night at Dead Sea;

4th day: Kings Highway, Dhiban (Moabites' capital city),Balu’, Kerak Museum, over night at Faynan Eco-lodge;

5th day: Khirbet Faynan , Wadi Khalid copper mines, Khirbet en-Nuhas, over night at Faynan Eco-Lodge;

6th day: Namalah road (following the ancient caravan route from Araba to Petra), Wadi Mousa, Tawailan , Umm al-Biyarah, over night in Petra;

7th day: Tafeila, Buseira (Biblical Bozra, the capital city of the Edomites), Tell Khulayfi, over night at Aqaba;

8th day: Amman – Departure

 

Roman periodroman


Discover the spectacular sites of the mighty Roman Empire in the east. Visit one of the most preserved Roman cities. Follow the Roman roads and visit the - Roman theaters and forts.

1st day: Arrival, lecture on Archaeology of Jordan by local archaeologist, over night in Amman;

2nd day: Amman Citadel (including the Archaeology Museum), Roman Theater, the Agora, Nymphaeum; the Roman Mausoleum at Nwaijees; over night in Amman;

3rd day: Jerash, Tell al-Husn, Irbid; Over night in Irbid;

4th day: Capitolias ,Umm Qeis, Pella , over night at the Dead Sea ;

5th day: Khirbet Faynan, Wadi Khalid copper mines , over night at Faynan Eco-Lodge;

6th day: Namalah road, Petra, over night at Petra;

7th day: Via Nova Trojana, Aqaba, over night in Aqaba;

8th day: Qusour Bshair (Roman fort on the Limas Arabicus) . Departure.


Islamic period (636-1920 B.C.)islamic

Discover Islamic art and culture. Visit sites representing this culture from its formative stage in the 7th century till the fall of the Ottoman Empire in the 20th century.

1st day: Arrival, lecture on archaeology of Jordan by local archaeologist, over night in Amman;

2nd day: Amman Citadel (the Early Islamic town including the palace, the audience hall, the water reservoir, the mosque, the market place, Archaeology Museum, over night in Amman;

3rd day: Amra palace (World Heritage Site), Kharaneh, Mushatta palace, Qastal palace, over night in Amman;

4th day: Halabat, Hammam as Sarah and Azraq; over night in Amman;

5th day:
Syrian pilgrimage route (Dab'a, Qatraneh, Unayza, Humayma, Aqaba castle. overnight in Aqaba;

6th day:
Ayla, Khirbet Sheikh Isa, Sugar mills, over night at the Dead Sea;

7th day: Baptism site, Dead Sea, over night at the Dead Sea;

8th day: Madaba, Departure.

 

Byzantine periodbyz

Discover Christian art and culture in Jordan. Visit the earliest Christian churches and discover Bethany beyond Jordan, where Jesus was baptized.

1st day: Arrival. Guest speaker on archaeology of Jordan over night in Amman;

2nd day: Amman Citadel (4th-7th centuries AD churches, Byzantine quartile), 6th- century Jabal Luwaibdeh church, 6th- century Swaifiyya church, 4th- century AD cave of the seven sleepers,  over night in Amman;

3rd day: Rhab (more than 18 Byzantine churches including the earliest church in Jordan dated to the 3rd century AD), Umm al-Jimal (the Cathedral and the Barracks), over night in Amman;

4th day:
Jerash (more than 17 churches), Ajlun (mosaic floor of a 6th- century church, Mar Elias, Baptism site (Bethany beyond the Jordan), over night at the Dead Sea;

5th day:
Mt. Nebo (Moses memorial and other churches, Madaba (church of the map, Madaba Archaeological Park, Madaba Institute for Mosaic Art and Restoration, Church of Apostles), Rabbah's Cathedral (Ancient Aeropolis),  over night in Kerak;

6th day:
Ain Abata (St, Lot's monastery, Khirbet Sheikh Isa (Byzantine- Early Islamic town), Khirbet Faynan, Wadi Khalid copper mines, over night at Faynan Eco-Lodge;

7th day: Namalah road (Nabataean caravan rout), Petra, over night in Petra;

8th day: Aqaba (Aqaba church, Byzantine defensive wall), over night in Aqaba;

9th day: Departure.

 

Neolithic trailneo

Eyewitness the domestication of the landscape in the Ancient east. Discover first villages, first domesticated plants and animals through a tour that will take you to the most important Neolithic sites in Jordan.

1st day: Arrival. Lecture by local archaeologist. Overnight in Amman;

2nd day: Archaeology Museum at the Citadel, Ayn Ghazal (Mega site Pre-Pottery Neolithic B/C, Yarmoukian), Wadi Shu’aib (Mega site Pre-Pottery Neolithic B/C, Yarmoukian), Tuleilat al-Ghasul Pottery Neolithic/Chalcolithic), overnight at the Dead Sea;

3rd day: Wadi Fidan 1 (Pre-Pottery Neolithic B), Tell Wadi Faynan (Pottery Neolithic), Wadi Faynan 16 (Pre-pottery Neolithic A), Ghuwair (Pre-Pottery Neolithic B), overnight at Faynan Eco-lodge;

4th day: Copper mines at Wadi Khalid and copper smelting sites khirbet Hamrat Ifdan (Early Bronze Age) and Khirbet en-Nuhas (Iron Age), overnight at Faynan Eco Lodge;

5th day: Namalah road to Shakaret Msai’eed (Pre-Pottery Neolithic A/B), Beidha (Pre-Pottery Neolithic A/B), Wadi Mousa (al Baseet PPNB), overnight in Petra;

6th day: Petra, over night in Petra;

7th day: Basta (Pre-Pottery Neolithic B/C), Ayn al- Jamam (Pre-Pottery Neolithic B), over night in Aqaba;

8th day: Departure.

 

Nabataean trailnab

Discover the mysterious Nabataeans, the lords of the desert with their palaces, temples and royal tombs. Visit Petra of the Seven Wonders of the World and enjoy the moon valley in Jordanian desert.

1st day: Arrival. Lecture by local archaeologist. Overnight in Amman;

2nd day: Archaeology Museum at the Citadel, Amman Theater, city tour, over night in Amman;

3rd day: Umm al-Jimal (ancient Thantia), Khirbet as Samrah (ancient Hatita), overnight Amman;

4th day: Kings highway to Petra, stops at Madaba, Rabba (ancient Arepolis), Kerak (ancient Charach Moba), Khirbet adh-Dhareih, Khirbet at-Tannour, overnight in Petra.

5th day: Petra, Little Petra, overnight at Petra;

6th day: Humeimah, Wadi Rum, overnight Wadi Rum;

7th day: Wadi Rum, over night at Wadi Rum;

8th day: Depending on the flights. Departure.


Copper Agecopper

Copper production was the cutting edge of technology in Jordan starting from the Bronze Age 5,000 years ago). Discover the various stages of copper production from the mines to the artifacts through ages.

1st day: Arrival. Lecture by local archaeologist. Overnight in Amman;

2nd day: Archaeology Museum at the Citadel, Amman Theater, city tour, over night in Amman;

3rd day: Khirbet Faynan, Wadi Khalid copper mines, copper mines at Ratiah, over night in Faynan Eco-Lodge;

4th day: Khirbet Hamrat Ifdan, Khirbet en-Nuhas, Khirbet al- Jarih, Overnight at Faynan Eco-Lodge;

5th day: Umm al-‘Amad copper mine, overnight at Faynan Eco Lodge,

6th day: Tell al-Maqass, Hujeirat al-Ghuzlan, over night in Aqaba;

7th day:
Depending on the flights. Departure.

 

Hellenistic periodhellen

Hellenism stands for the mergence of the western and eastern cultures. See the cultural dialog of civilizations reflected in their material culture.

1st day: Arrival. Lecture by local archaeologist. Overnight in Amman;

2nd day: Archaeology Museum at the Citadel, Amman Theater, Iraq al-Ameer (Hercanus’ palace), over night in Amman;

3rd day: Jerash (ancient Gerasa), Beit Ras (ancient Capitolias), overnight in Irbed;

4th day: Umm Qais (ancient Gadara), Tabqat Fahl (ancient Pella), overnight at the Dead Sea

5th day: Dead Sea, the Hot springs of Kallirhoe and Herod’s villa (Ain az-Zara), Mukawer (Machaerus), overnight at the Dead Sea;

6th day: Petra, overnight at Petra

7th day: Wadi Rum, over night at Wadi Rum;

8th day: Depending on the flights. Departure.

 

Early urbanism (3500-1200 B.C.)noimage

Five thousands years from now was the time of early urbanism with its developed socio-political systems, industries and crafts. Eyewitness the ruins of the earliest cities and the biggest burial grounds in Jordan.

1st day: Arrival. Lecture on Archaeology of Jordan by local archaeologist , over night in Amman;

2nd day: Amman Citadel, Archaeology Museum, Overnight in Amman;

3rd day: Jawa of the eastern desert, over night at Irbid;

4th day: Zayraqoon, Deir Allah, overnight at the Dead Sea;

5th day: Baba dh-Dhra' town and cemetery, Safi, Feifa, over night at Faynan Eco-Lodge;

6th day: Khirbet Hamrat Ifdan (the largest copper production site in the Levant); Tell al-Maqass, over night in Aqaba;

7th day: Hujeirat al- Ghuzlan, free afternoon in Aqaba, Overnight;

8th day: Departure