Azraq Lodge

Azraq Wetlands Reserve, Azraq, Jordan | Lodge
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Jerusalem to the dead sea

A travel blog entry by bigal09

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Then into Jericho for a quick shopping trip( probably the guides brothers place - just like the rest of the of the places we have stopped for no reason).

Now we are off to the Qumran community where they found the dead sea scrolls. This was an Essenne community that had withdrawn from the evils of the city life and came to the desert to be pure. They had ritual bathes twice a day and spent their nights in prayer and copying scripture ...

North to Samaria and Shiloh

A travel blog entry by bigal09

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a great time at Shiloh. This was the place where the Tabernacle was setup when the land was conquered. It remained here until the Philistines defeated the Israelites and sacked the site carrying off the Ark 369 years later. The Ark was recovered later (it caused so much trouble the philistines sent it back). David brought the Ark towards Jerusalem later. so this is the ...

Desert Castles

A travel blog entry by allieadventures

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... castle we went to was Qasr Kharana. The outside has been restored beautifully. The inside showed signs of vandalism. This castle is located on a trade route and could have possibly been a meeting space for Damascus elite and local Bedouin. The next castle we went to was Qusayr Amra, one of the best preserved desert buildings of floor to ceiling frescos. The consensus amongst historians feel that this was built between AD 705-715. Depicted in this castle ...

Desert Castle's

A travel blog entry by cral

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... Amra which is the most famous of the desert castles, the building that's left is just a small part of the actually castle but they are restoring it and it has some good examples of early islamic art (when it was secular) decorating the insides. Being only small it didn't take long to look around but we did stop with some bedouin for tea by the fire and were encouraged to try and drum along (poorly) to the radio :D

We finished the tea and then to Qasr Azraq which ...

Desert Castles, Jerash and the Iraqi Border

A travel blog entry by karl.and.kat

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The desert castles- Qasr Kharaneh, Qasr Azraq and Qusayr Amra- are in the eastern desert of Jordan. The term desert castle is a misnomer for both Qasr Kharaneh and Qusayr Amra, since the former’s function is unclear but believed to be a caravanserai ("hotel" for caravans) as well as an agricultural center from the 8th century AD, and the latter was a royal bath house, part of a much larger estate. Azraq fort is ...

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