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Alumni Travel Reading 2018-2019: Israel and Jordan

Israel and Jordan

Panoramic view of Jerusalem by Michael Kriegal


Find below a list of UNESCO web pages, such the Baha'i gardens and caves on Mount Carmel, that are not included in other materials but are a good starting point for someone who is curious and inspired.

UNESCO World Heritage List: Masada

UNESCO World Heritage List: Necropolis of Bet She’arim:

UNESCO World Heritage List: Nahal Me'arot/ Wadi el-Mughara Caves of Mount Carmel

UNESCO World Heritage List: Acre

UNESCO World Heritage List: Baha’i Holy Places in Haifa

Insightful Works into Contemporary Culture in the Region

For the Foodie

Resources from the University of Pennsylvania

The Museum Library, located in the Academic Wing of the Penn Museum, has a rich collection of books and journals about archeology and cultural heritage in Israel and Jordan. Its holdings, as well as those of all the Penn libraries, can be searched through the catalog: 

Since 1958, Penn Museum’s members-only publication, Expedition Magazine, has frequently featured well-illustrated content about sites and finds in the Middle East, and all but the most recent issue are available for free online.

Expedition Magazine 42.2 (July 2000) includes three articles about Petra by Paul Zimmerman and Leigh-Ann Bedal 

More recently, a special issue, Expedition Magazine 55.1 (March 2013), was devoted to Bet Shean


Selected and Annotated By:

Deborah Stewart, Head of John & Ada Lewis Museum Library

Dan Rahimi, Executive Director of Galleries, Penn Museum

Emily Benenhaley 
Adminisrative Assistant

For more information, visit the Penn Alumni Travel Website

Dead Sea Scrolls & The Qumran Caves

For the Hiker

Travel Guides

For the Naturalist

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