Some of the world's earliest known churches have been recently discovered in Jordan. The remains of a mud brick building in Aqaba may be the world's oldest known purpose built church. This Aqaba early church dates from the late 3rd or early 4th century AD
In ancient times, the Jordan Valley was one of the most fertile places in the Middle East, and some of the worlds oldest civilisations sprang from this soil.
The Treasury at Petra was used in the final sequence of the film, "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade".