Friday Photo: Umm Qais – Jordan

Umm Qais - Jordan

It was a not so beautiful day wandering through the ruins of Umm Qais in Northern Jordan.  The north of Jordan is strikingly beautiful and green, unlike what I really expected.  But then again Jordan has been anything but what I expected from this foray into the middle east.  Umm Qais has an interesting history dating back to the Greeks and Romans … [Read more...]

Friday Photo: Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian's Wall

Built originally by Emperor Hadrian, the wall bearing his name is still quite an impressive sight to see.  It is hard to believe this big wall was built so many years ago to at a length of nearly 80 roman miles.  Also every roman mile they had a fort manned by roman guards.  This wall marked the northern border of the Roman Empire in Britain and … [Read more...]