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By Hal Marcovitz

A tiny state approximately the scale of Indiana, Jordan has loved a sturdy govt all through its 80-year historical past and has been an important strength in a tumultuous a part of the realm. Led via Hussein ibn Tallal for greater than forty years, the rustic outfitted a powerful economic system, multiplied own freedoms, and assumed a key position in center japanese affairs. Jordan is domestic to the traditional urban of Petra, an archaeological web site that remained unknown till 1812. talked about within the Bible as Sela, Petra's constructions have been created by way of carving into the cast, rose-colored rocks. In 1985, it used to be precise an international historical past website through UNESCO, and in 2007, it used to be named one of many New Seven Wonders of the World.

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