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The Archaeology News Network: Another museum for Jordan's Petra

The Archaeology News Network: Another museum for Jordan's Petra | Country Report of Jordan | Scoop.it

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John Ward's curator insight, January 16, 2014 4:03 AM

A museum of “international standards” will soon be built at the World Heritage Site of Petra in Jordan, raising questions about what will happen to the ancient city’s two existing institutions. The announcement came in late December from Mohammed Nawafleh, the chief commissioner of the Petra Development and Tourism Region. 


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Jordan is promoting Islamic Tourism

Jordan is promoting Islamic Tourism | Country Report of Jordan | Scoop.it

Jordan has launched a campaign to attract tourists from Muslim countries to boost the domestic tourism sector, reported the al-Hayat newspaper.

“The board launched a campaign to promote Islamic tourism in Jordan and attract tourists from Muslim countries, especially from Malaysia and Indonesia, given that Jordan is a base and a gateway for holy Muslim and Christian shrines,” said Abdul Razaq Arabiyat, the managing director of the Jordan Tourism Board, in a released statement.


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Kerry’s Israel-Palestine peace framework worries some in Jordan - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Kerry’s Israel-Palestine peace framework worries some in Jordan - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | Country Report of Jordan | Scoop.it
US Secretary of State John Kerry’s proposed framework for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has some prominent Jordanian figures worried that the solution may harm their country’s national interests.

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