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Last Act in Palmyria by Lindsey Davis - (A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery): Travel dective novels based on famous Jordanian sites like Jerash and Petra (great to read before you tour them)


The old Fodors Guide-  Still can't be beaten for the off the track stuff, although now there is also

The Lonely Planet guide

The Art of Jordan - lovely book by Piotr Bienkowski published by the the National museums of Merseyside.

Jordan by Ken Mizuuchi (isbn4 -80967528- 9) in case you read Japanese.

Insight Guide to Jordan - by APA Publications editor Dorothy Stannard

Films (filmed here)

Lawrence of Arabia (with Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif)

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 

The Holy Family for Italian tv last autumn [GSGI editor Edwina Issa is in it]

The Battle for Haditha, filmed for UK Channel 4 (about Iraq) featured at Toronto Film Festival (2007) [Edwina is also in this one]

Sinbad and the Dark Nights/Eye of the Tiger (for children)

The Mummy Returns[partly filmed here] (not to be confused with Margaret Thatcher's famed reappearance)

Redacted (shown at N.Y. Film festival 2007)

Mission to Mars (with Tim Robbins)

Passion in the Desert (with Ben Daniels)

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