We are fine-tuning this content-rich trip packed with Middle East History thanks to our archaeologists, historians, researchers, Bedouins, and Jordanian citizens. If interested, please call 800-221-4644 x 216 or email [email protected] with your contact information. We’ll be in touch with more information as it becomes available.
Journey across thousands of years of history from Biblical sites to Greek and Roman outposts. Follow the ancient trader’s route and explore magnificent landscapes and the remains of some of antiquity’s greatest monuments. Join us for a wonderful new crusade—a medley of past and present—to experience the riches of Jordan that have an exceptional place in our history.
Touch the remains of Jordan’s 12 Biblical Sites
Meet archaeologists and view the Petra Scrolls at an ACOR reception.
Explore Petra, Little Petra, and Beida for a full day with an archaeologist
Experience Petra candle lit at night: with music and Nabataen and Bedoin storytelling.
Gaze at the desert sky and sleep under a blanket of stars from luxury tents at Wadi Rum;
Enjoy the thrill of a desert safari
Dine in a Bedouin tent
Hunt for Neolithic Rock Art with an expertly trained Bedouin
Encounter rarely visited archaeological Park at Madaba; dine in a heritage building.
View the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Jordan Archaeological Museum.
Delve into ongoing archaeology at Gawr As Safi and the newly discovered sugar mill
Dip into the Dead Sea waters; visit a museum at the lowest point on earth.
Meet members of a farming community and cook a meal with them.
Dr. Robert R. Cargill is Editor of Biblical Archaeology Review (biblicalarchaeology.org)—an internationally acclaimed magazine that unearths the archaeological world of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. Additionally, he works and teaches classics and religious studies at the University of Iowa.
A Biblical studies scholar and Classicist, Dr. Cargill is also an archaeologist, author, and digital humanist. His latest book is The Cities that Built the Bible (HarperOne, 2016), and he has also authored a 3D, virtual reality reconstruction of the archaeological remains of Qumran, near to where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, entitled Qumran through (Real) Time (Gorgias Press, 2009).
Dr. Cargill’s work focuses on Second Temple Jewish literature and archaeology from the Persian period to the rise of early Christianity. His research includes the study of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, literary criticism of the Bible and the Pseudepigrapha, and the ancient Near East.
He has hosted documentaries and television shows and appeared on ABC, CNN, Discovery, History, and Nat Geo. He is well known for his widely-read blog (robertcargill.com). Dr. Cargill also belongs to the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Schools of Oriental Research, and American Mensa.