المؤتمر السنوي الخامس و الأربعون لجمعية الجراحين الأردنية
The 45th Annual Conference of Jordanian Surgical Society
Welcome to Jordan
Jordan is a land steeped in history.
It has been home to some of mankind’s earliest
settlements and villages,
and relics of many of the world’s great
civilizations can still be seen today.
As the crossroads of the Middle East, the lands of
Jordan and Palestine have served as a strategic
Nexus connecting Asia, Africa and Europe.
Thus, since the dawn of civilization, Jordan’s
Geography has given it an important role to play
as a conduit for trade and communications,
connecting east and west, north and
south. Jordan continues to play this role today.
Take an interactive tour through Jordan’s history
starting from the Paleolithic Era, columns, right up
to modern day with our Interactive Historical Timeline.
Jordan is a well-travelled bridge between sea and desert: east and west. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a land of breath-taking beauty and contrasts. From the Jordan valley, fertile and ever-changing, to the remote desert canyons, immense and still. Visitors can explore splendid desert castles, gaze in awe at the haunting wilderness of Wadi Rum, walk the streets once walked by the ancient Nabbateans in Petra, Karak, Afine example of Islamic architecture Ajlun Castle,
(Qal’at Ar-Rabad), in Jerash the Roman bridge and the wide street of columns that lead to the Temple of Artemisbathe in the restful waters of the Red Sea or float on the health-enhancing waters of the Dead Sea.
For adventure lovers, there is horse riding, cycle tours, 4X4 safaris, rock climbing, canyoning, and hiking.
For pure relaxation, nothing on earth compares to the Dead Sea and its many spa facilities.
The baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist, most likely took place on the Jordanian side of the Jordan River. Here the remains of more than 20 Christian sites have been discovered, including several churches, a prayer hall, baptismal pools and a sophisticated water reticulation system. These date back to the Roman and Byzantine periods.