New digital guidebook: _Zoara, the Southern Ghor of Jordan_

12 January 2021

We are pleased to announce the publication of Zoara, the Southern Ghor of Jordan: A Guide to the Landscape and Heritage of the Lowest Place by Konstantinos D. Politis (ACOR 2020). This digital guidebook is available for free reading and download on our website.

Image: Zoara on the mosaic map floor at Madaba, Jordan (K. D. Politis).

“Zoara” is the biblical and ancient name for the city and center of an area today called the Southern Ghor. Lying on major geological vault lines and arid most of the year, the Zoara region offers a wealth of natural resources that have allowed the Southern Ghor to flourish and create its own rich cultural heritage that has spanned more than 10,000 years. This richly illustrated book introduces the reader to the environment and history of Zoara and what people today are doing to preserve this unique Jordanian treasure (including through USAID SCHEP!).

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