Black & White & Bubbles
When you’re missing the flavors of Jordan, you subject your family to your attempts at recreating all the dishes you had there in one meal! #hummus #falafel #maghmour #babaganoush #tahini #pita #icookedforhours👩🍳
Looking Up... at the new domed roof on the Umayyad Palace on the grounds of the Citadel in Amman. Life in this specific area has been traced back to the Neolithic period, but the monuments were built by the Romans (30 BC) and later by the Umayyads(8th Century). Umayyad Palace was used by the governor as a home and office.
After walking for about 30 minutes through a narrow pathway surrounded on either side by cavernous rock walls, we turned the last corner and caught a glimpse of The Treasury in the distance. I’m not gonna lie... my heart skipped a beat. I’ve waited a long time to see this, and the way it was sneakily revealed to us as just a glimpse at first was sort of like seeing the Christmas present under the tree that you’ve waited all year for. Seeing this glimpse definitely put a pep in our step, and just a few moments later, the entire facade was revealed to us in all of its ancient and impressive glory!
The Tomb of the Roman Soldier isn’t Roman at all in fact. It was constructed in the second half of the 1st Century AD (and later reconstructed during the Roman Empire). These were the Nabataeans family tombs, so the three relief statues along the top front were most likely a father and his two sons. There are no records of homes being built in Petra, so archaeologists believe people lived in tents, and structures like these were built for the sole purpose of honoring the dead.
Complementary colors care of Wadi Rum desert.
My mind (and my legs) will not soon forget my visit to the monastery at Petra... so worth the 850 steps up!
He was a little disappointed we wouldn’t share our Pringles with him 😬