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By Hal Marcovitz

A tiny state approximately the dimensions of Indiana, Jordan has loved a good executive all through its 80-year historical past and has been an important strength in a tumultuous a part of the realm. Led by means of Hussein ibn Tallal for greater than forty years, the rustic outfitted a powerful economic climate, extended own freedoms, and assumed a key position in heart japanese affairs. Jordan is domestic to the traditional urban of Petra, an archaeological website that remained unknown until eventually 1812. pointed out within the Bible as Sela, Petra's buildings have been created by means of carving into the forged, rose-colored rocks. In 1985, it used to be specific an international historical past website through UNESCO, and in 2007, it was once named one of many New Seven Wonders of the World.

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