Sixty one years can seem like a short period of time but perhaps given the region, any nation in the Middle East can appear aged. It would be easy to reminisce about Jordan's history, how it came to be; where it was and how it has become. It would be easy to focus on the changing skyline of Amman or the economy or the share of scars our nation has garnered over the years from simply existing in one of the world's toughest neighborhoods. Time lines come easy; history hands them out for free. But can they really measure the experience?
Remnants of ancient past pave way for global future
Written by Rami Abdelrahman
The Nabateans of Petra took over the Kingdom of Edom to establish a pioneering civilization that collected art and culture from surrounding kingdoms, but little did they knew that the same land would emerge into 21st century Jordan, home to an ethnically diverse society.
While we consider globalization a term that best describes what is happening today in terms of the movement of people and knowledge around the world, it was a normal daily practice back in ancient kingdoms like Petra, only â€˜globalâ€™ citizens were a lot less in number and the process comprised of physical movement -- nothing virtual back then.
Written by Edward Stallard
There are certain places we go in life where we get the feeling that somehow we have been there before. The Downtown area of the Jordanian capital Amman is one of those places for me. And it was not until I tried to capture the feeling of the place in words that I realized just quite how much of an effect it has had on my appreciation of the world around me.