Jordan: The Forgotten Holy Land 2021

March 2021
- Dr. John Swanson, American University in Cairo

Amman — Petra — Wadi Rum — The Dead Sea

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. John Swanson

Attend a seminar led by Dr. John T. Swanson

Swanson, Ph.D. African History, is currently Senior Advisor at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Previously, he served there as Associate Provost, Professor of Egyptology and History, and Director of International Programs. During the time Swanson was director of AUC’s outreach efforts, he was featured as a study leader for a variety of major educational travel programs for many prestigious American educational institutions.

Plus on site experts:
scholars-historians-archaeologists-Bedouins-Jordanian Citizens


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For more information contact:

Temma Ecker, M. Ad. Ed..
Our Jordan Expert
833-865-5568 (Toll-free)
Email: [email protected]
Alicia Bregon
800-221-4644 ext. 216 (Toll-free)
Email: [email protected]
Biblical Archaeology Society
4710 41st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016