Jordan is a land steeped in history. It has been home to some of mankind's earliest settlements and villages, and relics of many of the world's great civilizations can still be seen today.
As the crossroads of the Middle East, the lands of Jordan and Palestine have served as a strategic nexus connecting Asia, Africa and Europe. Thus, since the dawn of civilization, Jordan's geography has given it an important role to play as a conduit for trade and communications, connecting east and west, north and south. Jordan continues to play this role today.
Take an interactive tour through Jordan's history starting from the Paleolithic Era, right up to modern day with our Interactive Historical Timeline.
Take a look at some of Jordan's historical treasures by clicking here or learn more about the history of Jordan's major attractions by selecting a destination from the list below: