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The Ancient Amman Citadel | Discovering Jordan

Amman Citadel In the center of downtown Amman, Jordan is a remarkable archaeological site, the Citadel, which is considered to be among the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. It was constructed on the L-shaped hill, which is one of the seven hills that made up Amman originally. This ancient site dates back thousands of years, and… Continue reading The Ancient Amman Citadel | Discovering Jordan

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Cebu Taoist Temple | Exploring the Philippines

The colorful and zenful Taoist Temple located in the Beverly Hills development of Cebu City, was a peaceful getaway while visiting the islands where my family hails from. I decided on my last trip to Cebu to visit both historical, and religious sites that I felt compelled to. I do not belong to the Taoist… Continue reading Cebu Taoist Temple | Exploring the Philippines

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Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Luxor, Egypt | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is one of Luxor's most impressive sites, and was one of my favorites while visiting the area. I very much admired the symmetrical clean lines, and straight columns that seemed to be built right into the mountain wall. ┬áThe full structure was created to organically blend in with the surrounding… Continue reading Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Luxor, Egypt | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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The Temple of Horus | EDFU, EGYPT

The ancient city of Edfu, which sits along the West Bank of the Nile River is home to the grand and astounding Temple of Horus. It was constructed between 237 and 57 BC, during the Ptolemaic Kingdom and is one of the best preserved Egyptian shrines. The reliefs and inscriptions are from the Hellenistic period… Continue reading The Temple of Horus | EDFU, EGYPT

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The Temple of Kom Ombo & Crocodile Museum | Upper Egypt

The city of Kom Ombo, which sits along the Nile River is primarily an agricultural town, but it also draws in many tourist who are river cruising. The Temple of Kom Ombo, which is a short walking distance from the river sits on top of a small hill, and is the main attraction which draws… Continue reading The Temple of Kom Ombo & Crocodile Museum | Upper Egypt

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The Sanctuary of Isis at Philae in ASWAN, EGYPT | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

While in Aswan, my friends and I had visited the Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae UNESCO sites, and I was in awe. Not only for the architectural wonder of these temples built for their Egyptian Gods, but for the shear fact that these temples were dismantled and reconstructed to save them. Last century,… Continue reading The Sanctuary of Isis at Philae in ASWAN, EGYPT | A UNESCO World Heritage Site