Journey to Jordan - Archaeological Heritage of an Ancient Land 2017

October 6-18, 2017

Led by Dr. Yorke Rowan, Senior Research Associate, Oriental Institute

The Oriental Institute is pleased to present a comprehensive tour of Jordan.  Situated at the crossroads of cultures, Jordan is among the most historically rich areas in the world and is home to five UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

  • Go on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the American Center for Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman, followed by a special dinner at the home of ACOR Director Barbara Porter.
  • Spend a day touring the ancient Greco-Roman ruins of Jerash, including the 2nd-century Hadrian’s Arch, the Temple of Artemis, and the Forum’s oval colonnade.
  • Visit the Castles of the Eastern Desert.
  • Take an expedition to the otherwise inaccessible archaeological site of Wadi al-Qattafi in the "Black Desert" with excavation director Dr.Yorke Rowan.
  • Tour the Neolithic archaeological site of Beidha
  • View the exquisite Byzantine-era mosaics in the bustling market town of Madaba.
  • Experience mysterious Wadi Rum, where T. E. Lawrence camped during the Arab Revolt of 1917-18.
  • Explore the wondrous ruins of Petra, the rock-cut "Rose City."

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To book this trip, contact Archaeological Tours at 866.740.5130 or email

For more information about the tour, contact Jennie Myers at 773-702-9513 or