BLUE GUIDE JORDAN

The 4th edition of Blue Guide Jordan offers an in-depth exploration of this historically rich destination. The expert authors know every corner of the Hashemite Kingdom and offer detailed guidance to its history, people and visitor attractions. These include ancient Roman and Nabataean sites, Biblical loci such as the ruined palace of King Herod, Ummayad desert forts, Crusader castles, wildly beautiful wadis, as well as the energetic capital of Amman. Detailed maps and plans appear throughout the guide and there is advice on where to eat and where to stay, both in hotels and campsites.

The authors, Sue Rollin and Jane Streetly, have long experience as guides and lecturers in the Middle East.

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INDEX TO BLUE GUIDE JORDAN

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Aaron, brother of Moses 298
Abbasids 21, 231, 235
Abdullah, King 23, 24
Abdullah, King (son of Hussein) 24
Abila 84
Abu al-Hawil 242
Abu Jammam 230
Ail 309
’Ain Abu Jammam 230
’Ain as-Sil 101
’Ain Ghazal 52
’Ain Lahda 208
’Ain Musa 177
Ajlun 78
Al ’Aina 198
’Ain Qattar 242
’Ain Zara 144
Al Fedein 110
Al Megheirat dolmen field 178
Al Qasr 190
Al Wu’eira castle 304
Al-’Uzza, goddess 200, 279
Al-Fida, Abu 38, 56, 246
Al-Habis, caves of 87
Al-Himma 130
Al-Husn 81
Al-Huyayid 230
Al-Muqaddasi 153
Al-Naqe cemetery 153
Alexander Jannaeus 122, 132, 185
Allat, goddess 239, 279
Amman ’Ain Ghazal 53
Amman 34ff
Anthropological Museum 49
Archaeological Museum 41
Archaeology Museum 48
Cave of the Seven Sleepers 49
Citadel (Jabal al-Qal’a) 38
Darat al-Funun 45
Folklore Museum 43
Hussein Mosque 44
Jordan Museum 45
Khirbet as-Suq 49
Market area 44
Museum of Popular Traditions 43
Old Fuheis 57
Qasr Nuweijis 51
Quweismeh 50
Roman forum 43
Roman theatre 43
Rujm al-Malfouf 47
Sweifiyeh church mosaic 47
Tell Umayri 50
Temple of Heracles 39
Ummayad palace complex 40
Yajouz 52
Ammon, ancient kingdom 42
Ammonites 34–5
Amra, Qusayr 94
Anaiza, haj fort 228
Aqaba 244
Ar-Risqi 242
Ar-Rumail, fort 179
Arab uprising 23, 235
Aramaeans 110
Areopolis (see Rabba)
Arnon (see Wadi Mujib)
Aroer 183
As-Sadaqa 309
As-Safi 153
Aseikhin, fort 101
Assyrians 15, 35
At-Tuwana 204
At-Tuba, Qasr 149
Atargatis, goddess 200, 279
Ayla 250
Ayyubids 21
Azraq 98
Ba’ij 112
Bab adh-Dhra’ 150
Babatha, archive of 280
Babylonians 35
Balu’ 191
Baptism Site (Wadi Kharrar) 141
Barrah Canyon 243
Basta 310
Baybars, sultan 22, 78, 107, 193
Bayir 228
Bdul 306
Bedouin 10
Bell, Gertrude 26, 27, 90, 217
Bir Mathkoor 158
Birketein 77
Bozrah (see Buseirah)
Britain, British 23, 235
Bshir 219
Burckhardt, Jean-Louis 299
Burdah 242
Burqu, Qasr 102
Burton, Richard 224
Buseirah 205
Byzantines 19, 35, 55, 83, 84, 104, 106, 125, 174, 214, 246
Camels 159
Campsites 320
Capitolias 83
Christianity, Christians 10, 19, 163, 192
Circassians 10, 23, 38, 61
Copper smelting 157
Crusaders 21, 78, 160, 192, 196, 212, 246, 304; (warfare of ) 213
Da’janiya, fort 226
Damiya dolmen field 140
Dana Nature Reserve 208
Dana village 209
Darb al-Haj 215, 224
David, biblical king 11, 15, 35, 111
Dead Sea 142ff
Dead Sea Scrolls 46
Decapolis, cities of 76
Deir ’Ain ’Abata 151
Deir ’Alla, Tell 138
Deir al-Kahf 118
Deir al-Kinn 119
Deir al-Qattar al-Byzanti 147
Desert complexes 89ff
Desert Highway 215ff
Dharih, Qasr 200
Dhat Ras 198
Dhiban 188
Dibeen National Park 81
Dibon (see Dhiban)
Diocletian, emperor 106
Disi (Wadi Rum) 242
Dolmens 51, 140, 177, 178
Doughty, Charles 26, 44, 107, 110, 221, 224, 229
Druze, the 11, 113
Dushara, god 279
Edom, kingdom of 15, 207
Egeria, pilgrim 172, 175, 177
El-Keniseh 172
Elijah’s Hill 141
En-Gedi cave 280
Et-Telah, Qasr 154
Eusebius 132, 157, 176, 180, 190
Fassua, fort 229
Feifeh 153
Feinan 154
Feisal, King of Iraq 23
Fihl, battle of 132
Fihr, stele of 117
Food and drink 320
France, French 23
Frankincense 262
Gadara 122
Gadarene swine 122, 125
Garandal (Jordan Valley) 158
Garandal (King’s Highway) 204
Gerasa (see Jarash)
Germanus, Tomb of 78
Ghassanids 19, 104
Gilead region 59
Haditha 147
Hadrian, emperor 60, 61
Haj, pilgrimage to Mecca 221
Hallabat, Qasr 103
Hammamat Afra 200
Hammamat Borbita 200
Hamman as-Sarah 103
Hasa, haj fort 224
Hasmonaeans 122, 132, 136, 185
Hattita (see Khirbet as-Samra)
Hauran area 106ff
Hayyan al-Mishref 111
Herod, King 122, 140, 144, 185, 255; (palace of ) 187
Hesban (Heshbon) 160
Heshbon 160
Hotels 316
Humayma 231
Hussein, King 24, 25
Ibn Battuta 218
Iraq al-Amir 54
Irbid 81
Islam, Islamic (see Muslims)
Jabal Amoud 242
Jabal Druze 106
Jabal Haroun 158
Jabal Khazali 241
Jabal Rum 239
Jabal Saluqi 242
Jabal Sartaba 135
Jabbok, river (see Zarqa)
Jacob, biblical character 58
Jarash 58ff
Jawa 119
Jerash (see Jarash)
Jews, Jewish 18, 23 (see also Hasmonaeans)
Jiza 218
John the Baptist, St 121, 141, 185
Jordan Rift Valley 121ff, 129
Josephus 55, 132, 144, 161, 185, 211
Kallirhoë 144
Karak 192
Karakun 189
Kastron Mefaa 180
Katrabba 150
Kayanos Church 177
Khanazir 153
Kharana 92
Khirbet al-Fityan 224
Khirbet al-Khalde 243
Khirbet an-Nahas 157
Khirbet as-Samra 108
Khirbet as-Suq 57
Khirbet el-Mukhayyat 171
Khirbet Feinan 155
Khirbet Iskander 187
Khirbet Qazone 149
Khirbet Sekine 150
Khirbet Sheikh Issa 153
Khirbet Tannur 198
King’s Highway 160ff
Kinglake, Alexander 26
Kithara, Qasr 244
Lawrence, T.E. 27, 99, 201, 235, 237
Lawrence’s Well 241
Lear, Edward 26, 159, 270
Lehun 182
Lejjun 222
Limes Arabicus 226
Lisan peninsula (Dead Sea) 146
Lot, biblical character 146, 152; (sanctuary of ) 151
Lowest Place on Earth, Museum 151
Lynch, W.F. 26, 144
Ma’an 229
Ma’in 177
Ma’zar 197
Machaerus 184
Madaba 162
Mamluks 22, 157, 194, 246 (see also
Baybars, sultan)
Map, Church of (Madaba) 166
Maquss, Tell 159
Mar Elias 81
Mazra’a 149
Meleager, poet 123
Mesha, King of Moab 15, 163, 184, 188, 190; (stele of ) 16, 172
Moab, kingdom of 190
Mohammed Ali 22
Mongols 21, 78
Mosaic art 174
Moses 15, 256, 298
Moses Memorial Church 172
Moses’ Spring 177
Mreigha 230
Mshash, Qasr 91
Mshatta 215
Mudawwara, fort 229
Mujib Reserve 145
Mukawir (Machaerus) 184
Mukhayyat 171
Muslims 20, 76, 90, 132, 160, 197, 246
Mu’ta 197
Muwaqqar 89
Myrrh 263
Nabataeans 17, 35, 113, 160, 231, 245, 253, 255; (cultic installations of ) 266; (gods of ) 279; (language of ) 302; (queens) 269; (tomb complexes) 267, 290; (viticulture of ) 303; (water systems of ) 261
Nasraniyah 208
Nebo, Mt 172
Nebuchadrezzar 184, 190
Nimrin, Tell 140
Nitl 179
North Shuna 130
Numeira, Tell 151
Ottomans 22, 23, 56, 122, 170, 183, 215, 221, 247
Palestine, Palestinians 11, 23, 24
Paul, St 10
Pella 130
Petra 253ff
’Ain Musa 256
Al-Habis 282
Al-Madras 265
As-Sadeh 297
Az-Zantur 275
Ba’ja 308
Bab as-Siq 257
Petra contd
Beidha 307
‘Blue Chapel’ 276
Church 275
City centre 271
Corinthian Tomb 270
Danqur al-Khaznah 265
Deir 285
Eagle Shrine 260
‘Garden Temple’ 290
‘Great Temple’ 273
Hermitage 284
High Place 291
Jabal Haroun 298
Jabal Qarun 308
Khubtha 292
Lion Fountain 290
Lion Triclinium 284
Lower Market 274
Mughur an-Nasara 301
Museums 282
Nymphaeum 271
Obelisk Tomb 258
Outer Siq 266
Palace Tomb 270
Pharaoh’s Column 287
Qasr al-Bint 280
Ridge Church 277
Roman Soldier Tomb 288
Royal Palace 277
Sabra 296
Sadd al-Ma’jan 302
Scrolls found in 276
Siq 260
Siq al-Barid 306
Snake Monument 295
Temenos 278
Temple of the Winged Lions 277
Theatre 268
Tomb of Sextius Florentinus 300
Treasury 264
Turkmaniyya Tomb 302
Umm al-Biyara 293
Urn Tomb 269
Wadi Abu ’Ullayqa 302
Wadi al-Mudhlim 266
Wadi Farasa 287
Wadi Musa 256
Wadi Nmeir 292
Wadi Siyyagh 293
Peutinger Table 108, 166, 231, 243
Phaino (see Feinan)
Philadelphia (ancient Amman) 35
Pilgrimage to Mecca 221
Pilgrims to the Holy Land 176
Pompey 122, 132, 185
Praesidium (see Khirbet al-Khalde)
Ptolemies 35, 122
Qasr adh-Dei 202
Qasr adh-Dharih 200
Qasr al-Abd 55
Qasr al-Abiadh 149
Qasr at-Tuba 149
Qasr Bshir 219
Qasr Burqu 102
Qasr et-Telah 154
Qasr Hallabat 103
Qasr Kharana 92
Qasr Kithara 244
Qasr Mshash 91
Qasr Tuba 218
Qastal 217
Qatrana, fort 221
Qusayr Amra 94
Quweilbeh (Abila) 84
Quweira 237
Rabba 191
Ras an-Naqab 230
Red Sea 247
Restaurants 322
Reynald de Chatillon 192, 193, 246
Rihab 108
Roberts, David 26, 260
Romans, ancient 18, 35, 60
Rujm an-Numeira 151
Rujm Beni Yasser 224
Ruweihi, fort 225
Sa’idiyah, Tell 136
Saidiyeen tribe 296
Saladin 21, 80, 193, 246
Salt 56
Sama as-Sarhan 112
Seetzen, Ulrich 26, 144, 145
Sela 202
Seleucids 35
Shajar at-Tayyara 209
Shaumari Nature Reserve 101
Sheikh ar-Rishi 210
Shishan Reservoir 100
Shobak 211
Shuqairah 198
Siq al-Barrah 243
Siyagha 172
Sodom and Gomorrah 146, 151, 211
South Shuna 140
Southern Ghor 146, 150ff
Stephens, John Lloyd 26, 144
Strata Diocletiana 106
Tabaqat Fahl (Pella) 130
Tafila 201, 202
Tariq al-Bint 215
Tarqat al-Jinna 242
Tawaheen as-Sukkar 153
Teleilat Ghassul 142
Tells, archaeology of 139
Tell Abila 84
Tell al-Fukhara 82
Tell al-Khaleifeh 245, 252
Tell as-Sa’idiyah 136
Tell Deir ’Alla 138
Tell Dhiban 188
Tell Husn 135
Tell Maquss 159, 245
Tell Mazar 138
Tell Nimrin 140
Tell Numeira 151
Tell Rama 140
Thamudic tribes 241
Tobiad dynasty 18, 54, 55
Tour operators 313
Trajan, emperor 60, 113, 160, 205, 246
Tuba, Qasr 218
Tuleilat Qasr Musa Hamid 153
Twain, Mark 26, 27, 144, 146, 159
’Udruh 310
Umayyads 20, 38, 90, 216
Umm ad-Dami 242
Umm al-Jimal 112
Umm al-Quttein 118
Umm al-Walid 179
Umm ar-Rasas 180
Umm as-Surab 112
Umm Ishrin 239
Umm Qais (Gadara) 122
Umm Sabatah 242
Umm Ubtulah 225
Uweinid, fort 100
Vespasian, emperor 144
Via Nova Traiana 204, 205, 209
Wadi ’Isal 150
Wadi Afrit 172
Wadi al-Shallaleh 82
Wadi Araba 154
Wadi Bani Hamad 191
Wadi Butm 95, 100
Wadi Hasa 198
Wadi Hasa, forts in 225
Wadi Jilat 99
Wadi Kharrar 141
Wadi La’ban 200
Wadi Minqat 102
Wadi Mujib 145, 189
Wadi Quweilbeh 84
Wadi Rajil 120
Wadi Rum 237ff
Wadi Wala 188
Wadi Yutm 244
Wildlife 209
Yajouz (see Amman)
Yarmuk, battle of the 20, 108, 123
Yasileh 83
Za’faran 179
Zai National Park 57
Zaid bin Haritha, tomb of 197
Zara Hot Springs 144
Zaraqa Ma’in hot springs 178
Zarqa, city 107
Zarqa river 58
Zeiraqun 82
Zered (see Wadi Hasa)
Zizia (see Jiza)
Zoara 153