Wadi Rum

Mount Rum

Wadi Rum, which in Arabic translates to The Valley of the Moon, is a valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in south Jordan at 60 Km to the east of Aqaba. It is the largest wadi in Jordan. The name Rum most likely comes from an Aramaic root meaning 'high' or 'elevated'. The highest elevation in Wadi rum is Mount Um Dami at more than 1800m above sea level.  Wadi Rum has been inhabited by many human cultures since prehistoric times, with many cultures including the Nabateans who left their mark in the form of rock paintings, graffiti, and temples. Also, several Bedouin tribes inhabit Rum and the surrounding area.

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Mount Rum