The Late Pre-Pottery Neolithic site of Ba'ja is well-known for its extreme setting within the rugged sandstone formations north of Petra. Up to now, no other early sedentary community is known for choosing such a shielded and hidden location.
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Tell or tall, meaning "hill" or "mound", is a type of archaeological site in the form of an earthen mound that results from the accumulation and subsequent erosion of material deposited by human occupation over long periods of time.
This is the second tallest free standing flagpole in the world. It reaches a height of 126 meters (410 feet), and hoists a flag which measures 60×40 meters (200x130 feet), and is illuminated at night, and can be seen from 25 km (16 miles) away.
Sodom was the chief town of a group of five towns on the plain of the Jordan River in an area that constituted the southern limit of the lands of the Canaanites (Genesis 10:19). Lot, a nephew of Abram (Abraham) chose to live in the city. According to the Bible, both Sodom and Gomorrah —called as a group The Cities on the Plain—were destroyed by God for their sins. Opinions differ as to what the...
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