Resources

Here’s a bunch of links we’ve compiled that you might find useful.

Culture

History

  • Arab Net
    (http://www.arab.net/jordan/index.html)
    It is a major Arab website that contains information on the government, history, geography, business, culture, transport, tourism of each country, and provides links to other relevant websites.
  • Archaeology in Jordan (http://www.exeter.ac.uk/archaeology/rwadi.html)
    This site is for the University of Exeter’s archaeological activities in Jordan.
  • Biography – His Majesty the Late King Hussein bin Talal (http://www.kinghussein.gov.jo/biography.html)
    Web site of the late King Husayn I of Jordan. Gives information on the king and the Hashemites, biography, photo bank, video and audio, Royal Court and Palaces.
  • Infoplease
    (http://www.infoplease.com/)
    Part of the electronic Learning Network, this homepage allows searches by country which yield articles in almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographical works, etc. Additional reference links are provided as well.
  • Jordan House of Parliament
    (http://www.parliament.gov.jo)
    It gives information on Chambers of the Parliament, its history, the Constitution, action of previous Parliament, law data bank, news and events and photo album.
  • Jordan’s Royal Family
    (http://kinghussein.gov.jo/hashemites.html)
    This site provides information about King Hussein I. It also provides information on Jordan: past and present and the Hashemite family.
  • King Abdullah ll Official Website – King of the Hashemite Kingdom (http://www.kingabdullah.jo/)
    It gives information concerning the history, economy, culture of Jordan.
  • Middle East Studies Center (Jordan)
    (http://www.mesc.com.jo/)
    This site is for an independent academic center belonging to the Jordanian private sector, specialized in the study of significant changes in the Middle East regionally and nationally politically, economically, and socially.
  • Military (Jordan)
    (http://www.regiments.org/milhist/mideast/Jordan.htm)
    This site provides military news, uniforms, badges, medals, and flags.
  • UCLA Library Collections & Internet Resources (http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/url/colls/mideast/)
    The University of California Library Collections and Internet Resources in Middle Eastern, Arab, Islamic, Armenian and Central Asian studies.
  • University of Texas Middle East Website (http://menic.utexas.edu/menic/Countries_and_Regions/Jordan/)
    Excellent website on the government, politics, news and media, education and the social sciences in the Middle East.
  • World Statesmen
    (http://www.worldstatesmen.org/Jordan.htm)
    “World Statesmen is an attempt at a comprehensive and accurate list of the heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders occupying neither of those formal positions) for all countries and territories, going back to about 1700 or in some cases earlier. Some go further back, some only from their creation. Some subdivisions of some countries are present including native or traditional polities, provinces, or states. This sight also lists the leaders of international, religious, and governmental organizations.” Searchable by leader or by nation, offers a map of the country, audio and text versions of the national anthem, and text of the national constitution for most countries.
  • State Department Country Background Notes
    (http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3464.htm ) Provides concise over view of country information.
  • Country Study by the Library of Congress
    (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/jotoc.html)
  • United States Agency for International Development (http://www.usaid.gov/locations/asia_near_east/countries/jordan)

Development (U.S.-Based)

Development (Jordan-Based)

Spring Flowers in Dana Nature ReserveFigsThe Monastery, Petra
The Kings' HighwayRoman Column in Jerash
  • This Month's Poll

    What's your favorite tourist activity in Jordan?

    • Hiking around Petra. (33%, 18 Votes)
    • Getting wet in Wadi Mujib. (20%, 11 Votes)
    • Camping in Wadi Rum. (18%, 10 Votes)
    • Snorkeling in Aqaba. (13%, 7 Votes)
    • Exploring Kerak Castle. (9%, 5 Votes)
    • Floating in the Dead Sea. (7%, 4 Votes)

    Total Voters: 55

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