Articles Tagged ‘jordan’

12 Incredible Cave Cities

12 Incredible Cave Cities September 8, 2011 | Featured | Read More
There were two recurring themes that surprised us while researching cave dwelling cultures from around the world: 1. Mongols. 2. George Lucas. Read on to see where we’re going with this. 1. Cappadocia, Turkey Image: Curious Expeditions/Flickr Image: sputnik 57/Flickr The Cappadocia region of central...

Iraq Selling Five Boeing Jets (Slightly Used, War-Torn)

Iraq Selling Five Boeing Jets (Slightly Used, War-Torn) October 13, 2010 | Asia, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Readers of Al-Rai, an Arabic daily newspaper owned by the Jordanian government, were treated to an intriguing offer in Tuesday’s edition. “Iraqi Airways wants to sell three Boeing 727-200s and two Boeing 707s which are currently located at [Jordan's] Queen Alia International Airport,”...

World’s Best Preserved Hellenistic Paintings Restored in Jordan

World’s Best Preserved Hellenistic Paintings Restored in Jordan September 8, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Experts from the Courtauld Institute in London have restored a number of 2000-year old Hellenistic-style wall paintings at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra in Jordan. Coated by centuries of black soot, smoke and other matter, the restoration project took about three years and revealed the exceptional...