UNESCO World Heritage Site #239: Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa’a)

From the World Heritage inscription: Umm er-Rasas is strongly associated with monasticism and with the spread of monotheism, including Islam, throughout the region. The artistic and technical qualities of the mosaic floor of St Stephen’s church justify describing Um er-Rasas as a masterpiece of human creative genius. It also presents a unique and complete (therefore [...]

Tuesday Travel Update – Emilia-Romagna Edition

After two weeks in Jordan, I’ve arrived in Italy! In particular, I’ve spent the last several days exploring the world heritage sites in the Emilia-Romagna region. I’ve been in the region before but I’ve never spent any significant time here. In a few days my G Adventures Photography tour begins in Venice and I had [...]

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