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Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Jordan, Latest Posts, Middle East | 15 comments

Mt Nebo

Day three of our Jordan tour had us enjoying brilliant 360 degree views over Amman at the Archaeological Museum on Citadel Hill. The hill contains a few ruins and the museum houses some interesting artefacts from pottery, jewellery and the skeleton of a young child which was pretty creepy. Another poor sod in the museum, was the skull of a man who had undergone a few attempts at brain surgery and had drill holes in the front of his skull. A few had grown over indicating a successful operation, yet a few fresher ones showed he had probably not survived consequent pokes around his grey matter.


Ruins on Citadel Hill, Amman

Ruins on Citadel Hill, Amman

Ruins on Citadel Hill, Amman

Ruins on Citadel Hill, Amman


Views over Amman

Ruins on Citadel Hill, Amman

Ruins on Citadel Hill, Amman


From the hill we made our way down to another impressive amphitheatre and then headed to Mt. Nebo. Mt. Nebo is said to be where the Lord showed Prophet Moses the promised land and then where Moses passed away. The bible says he was buried in a valley in Moab but to this day nobody knows the exact burial-place. From Mt. Nebo Moses looked out to the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Jericho and Jerusalem but on our day there we could barely see one kilometre in front of us due to dust in the air.


Spice shop in Amman

A local spice shop

View over Mt. Nebo

View over Mt. Nebo

Mt. Nebo

Rooster at Mt. Nebo


That night we carried on from Mt. Nebo and got our first taste of the Rose City of Petra and walked down a lantern lit trail to the treasury, the most famous and most photographed section of Petra. The Treasury was made more famous by Indiana Jones and has been a must see for many adventurous souls and I can say it definitely didn’t disappoint. The columns and details can still be seen and have withstood the test of time being tucked away from the elements in the narrow canyon.


Petra Treasury

The Treasury by night


Finding a spot to sit among the crowd and the hundreds of lanterns lighting the beautiful carving, we sat back and enjoyed some traditional singing and music. It was an incredible experience and only made us eager for the next morning when we would set off hiking through the tombs, temples and monastery of this rocky landscape.


Petra by night

Petra by night



  1. You guys and Indiana Jones Wow! I loved the night photo.
    xo Dar

    • Such a great atmosphere Dar. I’ll post the day shots soon.

    • Thanks Deborah! MOre to come 🙂

  2. Hey, looks and sounds like you’re having a great time! Always great to visit historical places with so much beauty, isn’t it?

    Enjoy the rest of your trip! 🙂

    • I just love all the history. Coming from such a young country it blows my mind to hear about things so long ago. Plenty more to come Miret 🙂

  3. Wow, it’s so beautiful!

    I’ve always dreamed of standing in front of the Treasury but this just blew me away.

    It must be quite a sight isn’t? One for the history books!

    Beautiful photos Ardun!

    Keep having fun & look forward to seeing more of Jordan through your photographic eye 😉

    • Thanks Kay! Jordan is amazing, so beautiful and the locals are so friendly. More to come 🙂

  4. Great photos guys!
    Hope the next leg of your journey is just as amazing!

    • Great trip so far Calli! Thanks for all your help 🙂

  5. I love that photo of the fingers and the treasury by night – I hope to take night shots like you do , very soon . You continue to inspire me Ardun thank you. Btw this place looks pretty darn hot in terms of weather. You are brave. I would die in this heat lol.

    • Thanks Tash, it wasn’t too hot but it does look that way. Keep playing with your camera and you’ll master the night shot in no time 🙂

  6. love the photos Edith

    • Thanks Edith, more coming x

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