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Chariot racing in the ancient Roman city Jerash

The ruins of Petra may be Jordan’s most famous attraction, but for sheer theatricality, nothing compares to what goes on inside Jerash’s restored hippodrome.
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Israel’s forgotten tribe

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High in the country’s northern hills you will find the Druze, a friendly people often overlooked in the politics of the Holy Land.
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Living in... spiritual cities

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Imbued with a sense of the divine, these five locales are known for their religious histories and sacred spaces that attract visitors and devotees from around the globe.
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Walkabout love in the Negev Desert

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An Israeli ashram between two firing ranges hosts a nomadic group of activists, who are spreading the gospel of peace via a unique festival.


The African Israelites

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In Dimona, black Hebrews have slowly built upon their utopian vision, which involves everything from the community’s spiritual growth to lying on a bed of nails.


Dune bashing in Oman's Wahiba Sands

In a region overshadowed by touristy Dubai, the Sultanate of Oman offers mountainous and sandy adventures.
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