Archaeology and Economic Development 2012

The Cultural Heritage of Jordan: from aspirations to reality

Jordan is considered to have the richest archaeological heritage in the Middle East. Due to the fact that it is a safe destination in a region of crisis, a vast amount of tourists visit Jordan annually for many purposes. Jordan’s tourism product is diversified and its archaeological sites are the most popular.

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities along with the Department of Antiquities, the foreign archaeological missions to Jordan and the non-governmental organizations are continuously working upon delivering a unique tourist experience, yet the priorities, policies, internal and external factors are restricting them. 

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