Desert contours of Jordan

 

The desert-scapes of the Hasemite Kingdom of Jordan provide a harsh backdrop to Bedouin life, as well as a setting for the once powerful Nabataean and Roman empires. Today, the serpentine coils of modern roadways connect towering sandstone mesas in Wadi Rum, the Roman columns of Jerash, and remnants of the once-thriving trading center at Petra.