Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum, also known as The Valley of the Moon, is a valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in southern Jordan. Wadi Rum has been inhabited by many human cultures including the Nabataeans who left their mark in the form of rock paintings, graffiti, and temples. The site was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.

Site Information

Country: Jordan

District: Aqaba Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 4th Century BC

Oldest Culture: Nabataean

Later Cultures: Nabataean

Site Features: Nabataean Monuments


World Heritage Site

Official Name: Wadi Rum Protected Area

Date of Inscription: 2011

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