MYSTICAL KINGDOM OF WONDERS
The fascinating Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the east and south, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north, Israel, Palestine and the Dead Sea to the west and the Red Sea in its extreme south-west.
Jordan is considered to be among the safest of Arab countries in the Middle East, and has avoided long-term problems and instability In the midst of surrounding turmoil, it has been greatly hospitable, accepting refugees from almost all surrounding conflicts from as early as 1948, The name Jordan appears in an ancient Egyptian papyrus called Papyrus Anastasi I, dating back to around 1000 BC. The lands of modern-day Jordan were historically called "Transjordan", meaning "beyond the Jordan River".
Jordan is rich in Paleolithic remains, The oldest evidence of inhabitants by humans dates back around 250,000 years. The Kharanah area in eastern Jordan has evidence of human huts from about 20,000 years ago. Other Paleolithic sites include Pella and Al-Azraq. In the Neolithic period, several settlements began to develop, most notably an agricultural community called 'Ain Ghazal in what is now Amman, one of the largest known prehistoric settlements in the Near East and Plaster statues estimated to date back to around 7250 BC were uncovered there, and are among the oldest large human statues ever found.