The Harrān Šarri:
The Road of the King

For thousands of years empires have involved themselves in bitter struggles to dominate the King’s Highway, a route which follows the high eastern ridge of the Jordan-Araba Rift Valley. Such campaigns have passed on a rich legacy of stories and material culture familiar to us through sources like the Torah and the New Testament, the Koran and the Assyrian Annals. These ancient accounts provide us with a window into the fascinating lifestyles that flourished along this ancient route.

See Jordan’s Royal Road on:

Jordan’s Royal Road.

The following list highlights just some of the places visited with links to additional research undertaken for this and other programmes I have made in Jordan.
  • The Madaba Map

  • Mount Nebo

  • Machaerus

  • The Baptist Site of John

  • The Dead Sea

  • Dhiban and Buseirah

  • Wadi Mujib and Wadi Hasa

  • Petra and Beidha

  • Wadi Rum

  • The Decapolis cities of Jarash, Gadara and Pella

Link’s to other pages of interest.

The following links explore the stories behind Genesis and Exodus.

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