I would just like to edit my conclusions.

Please refer to the comments by Torbin:

http://www.physi.uni-heidelberg.de/~petracek/glyphs/crabwood.jpg


The Crabwood disc says:

"Beware the bearers of FALSE gifts & their BROKEN PROMISES.Much PAIN but still time.EELIE1366E.There is GOOD out there.We oPpose DECEPTION.COnduit CLOSING,"

So, the title of my blog is wrong and perhaps also much of my conclusions. Maybe readers will still find some of the information useful on their search.
A Crop glyph formation at Crabwood with an Alien face holding CD with ASCI code message reads:
"Beware the bearers of FALSE gifts & their BROKEN PROMISES.
Much PAIN but still time.
EELrijue.
There is GOOD out there.
We OPpose DECEPTION.
COnduit CLOSING [bell sound]"

The word 'EELrijue' was not a 'mistake' that some have interpreted to be the word 'believe', but it has the intentional meaning of:
'Editable, Executable Library of a multitude' and it is referring to the infinitely evolving Collective Consciousness. The fact that this word was 'corrupted' in the crop formation seems to me to be indicating that for humanity, our Collective Consciousness is 'corrupted' or possibly even 'tampered with'. The 'false gifts and broken promises' bearers are the ETs depicted in the glyph, who are commonly referred to as the 'greys' who made agreements with the United States government for genetic experimentation in exchange for technological 'gifts'. The messengers want us to know that they are the benevolent messengers who also sent the 'Aricebo Reply' crop glyph along with the humanoid face.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Bell Sound

regarding the [bell sound] part of the message at the end:

Liberty bell given by us to Berlin germany... it is rung on special occasions and was rung on 9/11
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Bell_(Berlin)

Conspiracy theorists say that Hitler had a time machine called "die Glocke" or "the Bell"
http://www.earthfiles.com/news.php?ID=1459&cateegory=Environment

Of course America's Liberty Bell is in Philadelphia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Bell
The Liberty Bell, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a bell that has served as one of the most prominent symbols of the American Revolutionary War. It is a familiar symbol of independence within the United States and has been described as an icon of liberty and justice.
Inscription reads:
The source of the inscription is Leviticus 25:10, which reads "And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family."

http://www.ucg.org/commentary/crackonthebell.htm

"The preceding verse of Leviticus 25:9 states: "Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet sound throughout all the land."

A reading of the entirety of Leviticus 25 will reveal to you that every 50 years at this time: 1) Families that had lost their land had it returned; 2) People who had become indentured servants due to economic conditions were released; and 3) In general, debts were forgiven. No wonder liberty was proclaimed "throughout the land" with the dawning of a new existence on the Day of Atonement.

Actually, it's a day whose meaning reveals and annually reminds Christians that we are truly free in Christ and that ultimately "the rulers of the darkness of this age" (Ephesians 6:12) will be cast aside on the trash heap of history on the ultimate independence day of the future."


the bell was rung
After Washington's defeat at the Battle of Brandywine on September 11, 1777

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manner of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.

John Donne
Meditation 17
Devotions upon Emergent Occasions


about bell ringing:

http://www.nagcr.org/pamphlet.html

In order to ring a different row with each pull of the rope, ringers have devised methods, orderly systems of changing pairs. In ringing a method the bells begin in rounds, ring changes according to the method, and return to rounds without repeating any row along the way. These place changes produce musical patterns, with the sounds of the bells weaving in and out as if they were folk dancing with each other.

Plain Hunt Minimus


The more bells involved, the longer the bells can be rung without repeating a row, frequently referred to as a change. Five bells allow 120 changes (1x2x3x4x5). The numbers increase rapidly. Six bells yield 720 changes (1x2x3x4x5x6), seven bells 5,040. Eight bells can be rung through 40,320 changes.

bell idioms:

http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/bell

bell vibrations:
www.photomodeler.com/products/photomodeler/documents/bell_vibrations.pdf
http://vanadium.rollins.edu/~tmoore/Bell_vibrations_1.htm

vibrations of stars and planets like a bell:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg12517013.900-good-vibrations-from-the-stars-our-planet-rings-like-a-bellafter-a-large-earthquake-stars-can-ring-too-astronomers-use-thesevibrations-to-probe-stellar-interiors-and-even-estimate-the-age-of-theuniverse.html -

Ages

Ages

An age is the time that it takes the Earth's axis to precess through one sign of the zodiac.
If you spin a top, it rotates one way, yet the wobble moves the opposite way the top is spinning.
The Earth is spinning around one way, and also wobbling backward.
The earth's polar axis completes one full wobble once every 25,920 years.
This backward wobble of the North Pole creates what astrologers call the Precession of the Equinox. Every 72 years the Vernal Equinox (Spring) point slips backward against the zodiac by one degree.
Every 2160 years it slips back 30 degrees, or one whole sign of the astrological zodiac.

For 2 thousand years, the North Pole of the Earth has been pointing to the Pisces sign.
This means that, astrologically, we have been in the Age of Pisces, or the Age of the Fish.
Note the connections between the fish and Christianity. Christ was a fisher among men.
The vesica pisces, the vessel of the soul, became a symbol for the church.

Because the equinox slips backward, the next age goes from Pisces to Aquarius

Star of David

The King's Star and the Star of David

Star of David was an alignment of the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn.

In ancient Jewish tradition, Jupiter was the planet called the “King's Star.” Even later in

In Greek mythology, Jupiter, or Jove, was the king of the gods.

Every 20 years, when the King’s Star lined up with Saturn, the star of final authority, the ancient Jews called this the Star of David.

Christ is a Greek word for king.

A king was one who was literally born under the cosmic signature of the King’s Star.

Jesus was born in the lineage of the House of David and under the Star of David,

Kepler is considered the "Father of Modern Astronomy."
Kepler uncovered the mathematics of the cosmos and discovered the laws of planetary motion.
Kepler figured out the recurring patterns of conjunctions for Jupiter and Saturn.

Jupiter and Saturn reach conjunction every twenty years, on
Occasionally they actually conjunct three times within a year, from earth's point of view. This phenomena is called a triple conjunction. According to Kepler's calculations, there was, in fact, a triple conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, in the sign of Pisces, in the years 7-6 BC.

Kepler also learned from the writings of a medieval scholar, Rabbi Abarbonel, the extreme importance of the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction in the sign of Pisces for the Jewish people. This whole concept intrigued Johannes Kepler. So Kepler was the first person of our era to realize that the Star of Bethlehem was a lineup of Jupiter and Saturn, based on an Old Testament prophecy of the coming of the King of Kings. The Prophets said that the arrival of this messiah would be associated with a celestial event as a sign from God.

David Wilcock

10 part series, very interesting: 2012 Enigma
David Wilcock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5b-kLvppdg&feature=related

Weird videos from youtube

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/479637/really_weird_snake_behavior/

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Delphi/5789/serpent.htm

http://www.gnostics.com/grail.html

"An eel held by the tail is still not caught.

Monkey one
http://youtube.com/watch?v=zd_k-PCd4H8&feature=PlayList&p=FEA8C1AA5291150D&index=179

wow

http://youtube.com/watch?v=h3z74eo3lkQ&feature=PlayList&p=FEA8C1AA5291150D&index=170

wow,wow,wow

http://youtube.com/watch?v=wbewGohciYw&feature=user

Gemini Aquarius
http://youtube.com/watch?v=rwUkDPyXYvA&feature=user

http://youtube.com/watch?v=YQffiKjDspo&feature=related

2012

NASA on stuff that will happen at 2012
Venus transit
Solar storm, with solar max at 2012
2012 space mission
possible pole shift
total solar eclipse
asteroid Eros will enter closer to earth than ever before
winter solstice occurs exactly 21 December 2012 at 11:11 UT
galactic alignment

other celestial events:
http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy_calendar_2012.html

what is galactic alignment:
http://alignment2012.com/whatisGA.htm
"The Galactic Alignment is the alignment of the December solstice sun with the Galactic equator. This alignment occurs as a result of the precession of the equinoxes.

Precession is caused by the earth wobbling very slowly on its axis and shifts the postition of the equinoxes and solstices one degree every 71.5 years. Because the sun is one-half degree wide, it will take the December solstice sun 36 years to precess through the Galactic equator.
The Galactic Alignment "zone" is 1998 +/- 18 years = 1980-2016 "era-2012"
This Galactic Alignment occurs only once every 26,000 years, and was what the ancient Maya were pointing to with the 2012 end-date of their Long Count calendar."

Sunday, July 20, 2008

EEL ouroboros

ouroboros ...
Researching that in relation to the EEL part of the eelrijue message. Homer writes about the eel in the Illiad... the eel was a sacred animal in many ancient religions, and for the egyptians. They thought it was mysterious the way they reproduced and they had beliefs that there was something magical about it... the electricity it generates etc. The eel eating its own tail idea and the slippery eel metaphor... the idea that if you catch an eel by the tail, you still haven't caught it really and as soon as you 'catch' it, it slips away from you again. The eel relates to the ouroboros and the way the milky way appears (David Flynn stuff) it looks like an eel eating its tail.

Everything that we learn is 'slippery' knowledge... just when you think you 'know' something, you discover that it too is an 'illusion'. It is a time of knowing that we create our own reality and being 'okay' with that, knowing that it isn't 'real' and that it is 'created' also.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

EEL

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/479637/really_weird_snake_behavior/

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Delphi/5789/serpent.htm

http://www.gnostics.com/grail.html

"An eel held by the tail is still not caught.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=zd_k-PCd4H8&feature=PlayList&p=FEA8C1AA5291150D&index=179

http://youtube.com/watch?v=h3z74eo3lkQ&feature=PlayList&p=FEA8C1AA5291150D&index=170

http://youtube.com/watch?v=wbewGohciYw&feature=user

http://youtube.com/watch?v=rwUkDPyXYvA&feature=user

http://youtube.com/watch?v=YQffiKjDspo&feature=related

Philadelphia 2

Ancient Philadelphia

Alaşehir began as perhaps one of the first ancient cities with the name Philadelphia. It was established in 189 BC by King Eumenes II of Pergamon (197-160 BC). Eumenes II named the city for the love of his brother, who would be his successor, Attalus II (159-138 BC), whose loyalty earned him the nickname, "Philadelphos", literally meaning "one who loves his brother". The city is perhaps best-known as the site of one of the seven churches of Asia in the Book of Revelation.

Lacking an heir, Attalus III Philometer, the last of the Attalid kings of Pergamum, bequeathed his kingdom, including Philadelphia, to his Roman allies when he died in 133 BC. Rome established the province of Asia in 129 BC by combining Ionia and the former Kingdom of Pergamum.

Philadelphia was an independent neutral city, under the influence of the Latin Knights of Rhodes, when taken in 1390 by Sultan Bayezid I and an auxiliary Christian force under the Byzantine emperor Manuel II after a prolonged resistance, when all the other cities of Asia Minor had surrendered. Twelve years later it was captured by Timur, who built a wall with the corpses of his prisoners. A fragment of the ghastly structure is in the library of Lincoln Cathedral.

Philadelphia was the last Byzantine stronghold in inner Asia Minor. Its Greek inhabitants fled the town during World War I and created Nea Filadelfeia, in Greece.

Philadelphia in the Book of Revelation

It is this ancient Philadelphia site that is commonly surmised to have been the headquarters of one of the seven churches referred by John in the Book of Revelation.[2] Philadelphia is the sixth church of the seven.

Revelation 1:11 , "Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea."[3]

Revelation 3:7 , "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth."[4]

St Catherine's Wheel

Okay, so I was wondering how St. Dominic fit in with Constantine and the Chi Rho cross and why I felt like there was more of a connection there. There have also been some references to "St. Catherine's Wheel" on cropcircle research sites which I hadn't really paid attention to until I was looking up leads from the whole "Philadelphia" story and an Egyptian archeology site came up. It tells the story of how St. Catherine tried to convert the Roman Emperor Maxentius and was martyred. They tried to kill her with this wheel torture method, but she broke the wheel when she touched it, so they beheaded her. There is St. Catherine's Monestary at the foot of Mt. Horeb where Moses received the 10 commandments.

It was Maxentius and Constantine who fought at Milvian Bridge where Constantine was given the chi-rho cross and dream of his victory.

http://www.egyptologyonline.com/st_catherine's_monastery.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_of_Alexandria

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxentius


St. Catherine's Wheel:

Breaking on the wheel was a form of torturous execution formerly in use, especially in ancient Greece (where it originated), France, Germany, Sweden, and Russia.

The wheel itself was typically a large wooden wagon wheel, with many radial spokes, but a wheel was not always used. In some cases the condemned was lashed to the wheel and beaten with a club or iron cudgel, with the gaps in the wheel allowing the cudgel to break through. Alternatively, the condemned was spreadeagled and broken on a Saint Andrew's cross consisting of two wooden beams nailed in an "X" shape,[1][2] after which the victim's mangled body might be displayed on the wheel.[3] In other cases, such as the execution of the parricide Franz Seuboldt in Nuremberg, 22 September 1589, a wheel was used as a cudgel: the executioner used wooden blocks to raise Seuboldt's limbs, then broke them by slamming a wagon wheel down onto the limb.[4]

In France the condemned were placed on a cart-wheel with their limbs stretched out along the spokes over two sturdy wooden beams. The wheel was made to slowly revolve, and a large hammer or an iron bar was then applied to the limb over the gap between the beams, breaking the bones. This process was repeated several times per limb. Sometimes it was 'mercifully' ordered that the executioner should strike the criminal on chest and stomach, blows known as coups de grâce (French: "blow of mercy"), which caused lethal injuries, leading to the end of the torture by death; without those, the broken man could take hours, even days, before shock and dehydration caused death. In France, a special grace, called the retentum, could be granted, by which the condemned was strangled after the second or third blow, or in special cases, even before the breaking began. Afterwards, the condemned's shattered limbs were woven ('braiden') through the spokes of the wheel which was then hoisted onto a tall pole, so that birds could eat the sometimes still-living individual.

Legend has it that Saint Catherine of Alexandria was to be executed on one of these devices, [she broke the wheel when she touched it and instead was beheaded] which thereafter became known as the Catherine wheel, also used as an iconographic attribute.

The breaking wheel was a cruel torment as well as a great dishonor, rather like crucifixion in Antiquity. It is referred to in the Dutch expression opgroeien voor galg en rad ("to grow up for the gallows and wheel", i.e. "to come to no good at all" or "ripe for a life of crime"). It's also known in the Spanish expression morir en la rueda ("to die by the wheel"), to keep silent about something. It is referred to in the Dutch expression ik ben geradbraakt (literally "I have been broken on the wheel"), "I am exhausted" and can be found in similar form in the German expression sich gerädert fühlen (literally "to feel wheeled") of the same meaning and Swedish where the verb rådbråka ("to break on the wheel") may also mean "to exert oneself (mentally)". In Danish however, the similar word "radbrækket" refers almost exclusively to physical exhaustion. The word roué "dissipated debauchee" is French, and its original meaning was "broken on the wheel". As execution by breaking on the wheel was reserved in France, and some other countries, for crimes of peculiar atrocity, roué came by a natural process to be understood to mean a man morally worse than a pendard or gallows-bird, who only deserved hanging for common crimes. He was also a leader in wickedness, since the chief of a gang of brigands (for instance) would be broken on the wheel, while his obscure followers were merely hanged. Philip, duke of Orleans, who was regent of France from 1715 to 1723, gave the term the sense of impious and callous debauchee, which it has borne since his time, by habitually applying it to the very bad male company who amused his privacy and his leisure. The locus classicus for the origin of this use of the epithet is in the Memoirs of Saint-Simon. In Finnish the word teilata ("to execute by the wheel") refers to forceful and violent critique or rejection of performance, ideas or innovations. Alexander Pope, in his 1735 "Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot", famously asked, "Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?."


So here is the connection with St. Dominic: St. Catherine of Siena was a 3rd order Dominican whose patron saint was St. Catherine of Alexandria. St Catherine of Siena is often depicted along with St. Dominic in paintings receiving the rosary from the Virgin Mary.

The 8 spoked wheel also appears in the "lost books of Nostradamus" as depicting the end of this era symbolically meaning the uniting of heaven and earth. The cross of heaven and the cross of earth uniting.

Info on the lost books of Nostradamus (the part about the 8 spoked wheel is on part 3 of the series):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF0CHi1RXX0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPm6qCHCvjo&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbpER_qKkcI&feature=related

Friday, July 18, 2008

Philadelphia

After Phil posted a message regarding time travel on the post about the sun disk, I did a little research about time travel.

Interestingly, a lot of "Phils" are associated with time travel:

Phil of the Future

Phil and Ted's Excellent adventure

The Philadelphia Experiment (google this to find out more info)

I looked up "ancient Philadelphia" and there are three cities that were formerly named Philadelphia in ancient times:

The most interesting one to me was Amman, i looked it up on Wikipedia and found interesting info relating it to:

Twin Towers
World Trade Center (33 floors)
Pillars of Hercules
Seven Hills (like Rome)
Baptism site of Jesus

From Wikipedia:

Philadelphia (Greek: Φιλαδέλφεια, /fi.la.ˈðɛl.fja/, "brotherly love") also refers to the following places:

See also List of traditional Greek place names.

Throughout history, Amman has been inhabited by several civilizations. The first civilization on record is during the Neolithic period, around 8500 BC, when archaeological discoveries in 'Ain Ghazal, located in eastern Amman, showed evidence of not only a settled life but also the growth of artistic work, which suggests that a well-developed civilization inhabited the city at that time. In the 13th century BC Amman was called Rabbath Ammon or Rabat Amon by the Ammonites (רַבַּת עַמּוֹן, Standard Hebrew Rabbat ʿAmmon, Tiberian Hebrew Rabbaṯ ʿAmmôn). It was later conquered by the Assyrians, followed by the Persians, and then the Greeks. Ptolemy II Philadelphus, the Hellenic ruler of Egypt, renamed it Philadelphia. The city became part of the Nabataean kingdom until 106 AD when Philadelphia came under Roman control and joined the Decapolis.

In 326 AD, Christianity became the religion of the empire and Philadelphia became the seat of a bishopric during the beginning of the Byzantine era. One of the churches of this period can be seen on the city's Citadel.

Philadelphia was renamed Amman during the Ghassanian era, and flourished under the Caliphates (with nearby capital) of the Umayyads (in Damascus) and the Abbasids (in Baghdad). It was then destroyed by several earthquakes and natural disasters and remained a small village and a pile of ruins until the Circassians settlement in 1887. The tide changed when the Ottoman Sultan decided to build the Hejaz railway, linking Damascus and Medina, facilitating both the annual hajj pilgrimage and permanent trade, putting Amman, a major station, back on the commercial map.

In 1921, Abdullah I chose Amman as seat of government for his newly-created state, the Emirate of Transjordan, and later as the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. As there was no palatial building, he started his reign from the station, with his office in a train car. Amman remained a small city until 1948, when the population expanded considerably due to an influx of Palestinian refugees from what is now Israel. Amman has experienced exceptionally rapid development since 1952 under the leadership of two Hashemite Kings, Hussein of Jordan and Abdullah II of Jordan.

In 1970, Amman was the site of major clashes between the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Jordanian army. Everything around the Royal Palace sustained heavy damage from shelling. Most of Amman suffered great damage from PLO rockets and the Jordanian army's shells.

Sky line in Amman
Sky line in Amman


The city's population continues to expand at a dizzying pace (fueled by refugees escaping the wartime events in the occupied territories and Iraq). The city received refugees from these countries on a number of occasions. The first wave of Palestinian refugees arrived from what is now Israel in 1948. A second wave after the Six-Day War in 1967. A third wave of Palestinian and Jordanian and Southeast Asians, working as domestic workers, refugees arrived in Amman from Kuwait after the Gulf War of 1991. The first wave of Iraqi refugees settled in the city after the first Gulf War, with a second wave also arriving after the 2003 invasion of Iraq. During the last 10 years the amount of new buildings within the city has increased dramatically with new districts of the city being founded at a very rapid pace (particularly so in West Amman), straining the very scarce water supplies of Jordan as a whole, and exposing Amman to the hazards of rapid expansion in the absence of careful municipal planning.


On November 9, 2005, coordinated explosions rocked three hotels in Amman, shocking and angering the population of the peaceful city. The Islamist organization, al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility. Despite the fact that the birthplace of since-killed terrorist leader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, is the town of Zarqa, less than 30 km (19 mi) from Amman. The sheer brutality of the attacks — they targeted, among other things, a Muslim wedding procession — caused widespread revulsion across the widest range of Jordanians.

[edit] Geography

Amman seen from SPOT satellite
Amman seen from SPOT satellite

Amman is located in a hilly area of north-western Jordan. The city was originally built on seven hills, but it now spans over an area of nineteen hills (each known as a jabal or "mountain"). The main areas of Amman gain their names from the hills and mountains on whose slopes they lie.

  • The Jordan Twin Towers, which are to be constructed by the Nuqul Group, and will be 34 stories high. Expected to be complete by 2008.
  • A proposed Amman World Trade Center, which will consist of 33 floors.

Amman is home to many diverse religious sects making up the two primary religions of Jordan, Islam and Christianity. Numerous mosques and churches dot the capital. The most famous mosque of Amman is the King Abduallah I Mosque which can house almost 3,000 people. Most of the people in Jordan are Muslims, 90% and 10% Christians.

The King Hussein Mosque
The King Hussein Mosque

The Citadel hill of Amman, known as Jabal el Qala, has been inhabited for centuries, important as a military and religious site. It dates back to Roman and Byzantine times, and later work was carried out in the early Islamic era. Remains unearthed at the northern and eastern ends of the Citadel, possibly date back to the Bronze Age. The Citadel also is home to the Temple of Hercules which is said to have been constructed under the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius who reigned from 161-180 AD, is similar to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus.

Since Amman resembles Rome, as it is situated on seven hills, the city was a favorite place for Roman soldiers and officials. Behind the Roman forum stands a Roman theatre—the largest theatre in Jordan—with room for 6,000 spectators. Thought to have been built between 138 and 161 AD by the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius, it is constructed into the side of the mountain and is still used for sports displays and cultural events.

Amman is also home to some of the grandest mosques in the Middle East, although they compare less favorably to the ones to be found in Istanbul, Turkey. The newest of these is the enormous King Abdullah I Mosque, built between 1982 and 1989. It is capped by a magnificent blue mosaic dome beneath which 3,000 Muslims may offer prayer. The most unusual mosque in Amman is the Abu Darweesh Mosque atop Jabal Ashrafieh (the highest point in the city). It is covered with an extraordinary black and white checkered pattern and is unique to Jordan. It is striking and visible from quite some distance. In contrast, the interior is totally free of the black and white scheme. Instead, there are light colored walls and Persian carpets. This religious building was erected by one of Amman's Circassian immigrants.

Nearby places of interest

Amman is conveniently located for many Jordanian attractions favoured by tourists. It is a mere 45 minute trip by car to several interesting locations:

  • The Baptism Site (Al-Maghtas in Arabic) on the Jordan River where Jesus is believed to have been baptized by John the Baptist
  • Mount Nebo where, according to the Bible, Moses is supposed to have died
  • The unique ultra saline waters of the Dead Sea, home to many first-rate resorts
  • Jerash, a city of the Decapolis and considered one of the most important and best preserved Roman cities in the Near East
  • The Hellenistic ruin of Qasr al Abd, in the near-by valley of Wadi Al Seer
  • Petra, two hours from Aqaba, is one of the most breathtaking places in the world (one of the 7 wonders of the world)
  • The beaches at Aqaba, a shipping port and Jordan's only access to the Red Sea. Just about three of four hours from Amman by car or 350 km (220 mi) away. You can also take a plane on Royal Jordanian from Queen Alia Airport to King Hussein International Airport (Aqaba Airport). The primarily industrial character of the town is mitigated by the fact that it is set between sprawling mountain ranges and boasts some of the finest coral reefs in the region.
  • The unique geological rock formations of Wadi Rum. The colorful rocks are best viewed at sunset and located a half hour away from Petra. Wadi Rum has connections with T. E. Lawrence; consequently the movie Lawrence of Arabia filmed there for a number of scenes.