“Zoara” is the biblical and ancient name for the city and center of an area today called the Southern Ghor. This region, at the southeastern shore of the Dead Sea, is the deepest part of the Great Rift Valley, which stretches from northwestern Syria to East Africa.
Lying on major geological vault lines and arid most of the year, it 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, history of Zoara and what people today are doing to preserve this unique Jordanian treasure.
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