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10.000 years ago………..

July 31, 2015

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Let me take you back in time – a loooong time back!

Back to the early Neolithic Age – 10.000 years ago.

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In this beautiful and magnificent landscape some of our distant ancestors lived.

Beidha in Jordan is one of the most uniquely preserved Neolithic sites in the world:

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Car check

July 25, 2015

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Amman.

April 2015

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July 21, 2015

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Amman, The Citadel – view towards  the Roman theatre (see my previous post).

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Amman Citadel shows signs of human occupation from as far back as the Middle Bronze Age, more than 3000 years ago. Buildings still visible at the site are as this from the Roman period (about 2,000 years ago) – others also from Byzantine, and Umayyad periods. Read more here.

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Here are four lovely Jordanian girls, who enjoyed the historic surroundings as much as I did.  – Many school classes also visited the Amman Citadel.

(April 2015)

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July 14, 2015

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The large poster to the right is commemorating the Jordanian pilot, Muath Safi Yousef al-Kasasbeh, who was captured by the Islamic State and brutally murdered.

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Just beside the street above is the Roman theatre — the largest theatre in Jordan — with room for 6,000 spectators. Thought to have been built between 138 and 161 AD by the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius.

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Above the Roman Theatre are tree three large posters of King Abdullah, his father King Hussein and his son, Crown Prince Hussein.

Although Jordan is a constitutional monarchy, the king holds wide executive and legislative powers. He serves as Head of State and Commander-in-Chief.

(April 2015)

Ajloun

July 10, 2015

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Ajloun is a castle i northern Jordan – located in 1200 meters altitude, with stunning views of the Jordan Valley:

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The castle was built in 1185 and has a strategic location that could be used in fighting against the Crusaders.

Today visitors are more peaceful than earlier in history:

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The windows of the castle are better for shooting from than for enjoying the view …..

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In such a castle is a special atmosphere – you sense centuries of life and fighting, but today people are only shooting with cameras …..

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Many young Jordanians have their own reason to visit the castle:
It is not popular with parents in Jordan that young lover couples meet alone. But maybe the parents do not know what a visit to the castle is being used for …..

(April 2015)

Jordanian portraits (10)

July 5, 2015

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Woman, Amman,  Jordan.

April 2015.

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Color – or monochrome – which is best???

What do you think ?!

This is my last portrait from Jordan.

My following posts will show you some of the places, I visited in Jordan…….

Jordanian portraits (9)

July 1, 2015

 

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Bedouin, Wadi Musa, Jordan.

April 2015.

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