Islamic City of Ayla, Aqaba 2009 November 15th 2009 Archeological Ruins in the Centre of Aqaba
After going to the gym this morning, I ventured across the road to walk among the ruins of the historical city of Ayla. The place was basically deserted when I entered, except for two local men, but other toursists soon followed me into the site. The ruins were found in an archeological dig sponsored by the Jordanian, the University of Chicago ... read more
Middle East » Jordan » South For most of its history since independence from British administration in 1946, Jordan was ruled by King HUSSEIN (1953-99). A pragmatic ruler, he successfully navigated competing pressures from the major powers (US, USSR, and UK), various Arab states... ... read more
Dr Michael de Percy is Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Canberra, Academic Fellow of the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon.
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