THREE things we did not know about Jordan:
- Petra is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. First settled more than 10,000 years ago, it was established as the capital of the formerly nomadic Nabataean Arabs around the 4th century BC. It’s so famous that it’s been a filming location for loads of movies, including Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
- Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist at Al-Maghtas.
- The current monarch is King Abdullah II… The same royal family has been in power ever since 1921.