The ancient city of Petra is Jordan’s biggest claim to fame. Also known as the Rose City due to the color of the rock it’s been carved out of, Petra has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. UNESCO has even made lofty claims about the city, stating it’s “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage.” The most iconic site is undoubtedly Al Khazneh, the treasury which was carved out of the sandstone rock face in the 1st century. Jordan also has the highest disapproval ratings of the U.S. despite being one of America’s biggest allies. The reasons for these ratings have to do with America’s stance on foreign policy, which most Jordanians do not share. There’s also bad feelings over the U.S.’s strong alliances with some of Jordan’s top enemies.
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