1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook Entries


The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

JORDAN

The Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, whose land is the seedbed of many civilizations and religions, is represented by one of the most striking buildings at the Fair. It is a multi-peaked-and-domed structure covered with gold mosaic and sparkling colored glass. The undulating roof surfaces swoop to the ground, forming Arabic arches: They shade the stained-glass windows that make up two sides of the building and walls with bas-reliefs that make up other sides. Inside the building diverse exhibits - including a scroll from the Dead Sea area - reflect some of the cultures that rose in this region of ancient Palestine. A theater provides entertainment by Arab dancers and a military band.

* Admission: adults 50 cents, children free.

 Highlights 
CHRIST AND MOHAMMED. In stained glass (best seen from inside the pavilion), the story of Christ's agony and death is told in the traditional Fourteen Stations of the Cross, rendered in unusual abstract forms created by Spanish painter Antonio Saura. On the other walls (seen only from outside the pavilion) are bas-relief representations of the Roman-built city of Jarash; the ancient city of Petra, which was carved from rock in ancient times and populated by robber bands that preyed on caravans; and the Dome of the Rock of Jerusalem, where, according to Moslem tradition, Mohammed prayed before ascending to heaven.
TWENTY HUNDRED YEARS. One of the Dead Sea Scrolls, written by the ascetic Essene sect about the time of Christ, is shown in an exhibit area together with a replica of the cave in which it was discovered. Also on display are a scale model of the Dome of the Rock, statues of the Three Kings, a Christian creche, and many articles from antiquity, including a column from Jarash to be presented to the City of New York for permanent display in the Flushing Meadow Park.
DANCERS AND A MOVIE. A troupe of Arab dancers and a military band of pipers put on frequent performances in the 245-seat theater. At other times a half-hour color movie of modern Jordan is shown.
JEWELRY AND BARBECUES. Large color transparencies and slide viewers show Jordan's expanding economy and increasing numbers of schools, hospitals, roads and other facilities. A bazaar sells Hebron glass, olive-wood carvings, mother-of-pearl work and Bedouin jewelry. A restaurant and snack bar serve such Jordanian specialties as homas (an appetizer of mashed chick peas mixed with spices and oil, eaten cold), shaurmah (spiced and barbecued lamb), Arab and Turkish pastries, coffee and wine.

JORDAN

The age-old cultures of this land -- a seedbed of civilizations and religions -- are graphically displayed in an unusual pavilion.

Gold mosaic and colored glass cover this many-domed structure. 

TWO RELIGIONS. In stained glass, the story of Christ's agony and His death is told in the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross, rendered in abstract forms by Spanish painter Antonio Saura. Bas-reliefs depict the Roman-built city of Jarash; the ancient town of Petra, once a haven for robber bands; and the Dome of the Rock of Jerusalem, where Mohammed prayed before ascending to heaven.
TWO THOUSAND YEARS. Dead Sea Scrolls, written in Christ's time, and other artifacts are displayed.
ENTERTAINMENT. Arab dancers and military pipers put on frequent performances and a color movie on modern Jordan is also shown.
JORDAN TODAY. Color slides depict Jordan's economic and social progress. A bazaar sells Jordanian handiwork, including Hebron glass, jewelry and wood carvings.
RESTAURANT. Middle Eastern food is served. There is also a snack bar.

Admission: 50 cents, children free.

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