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Untold bedouin traditions still alive in Wadi Rum

2 Oct 2017

Insulated in the desert wilderness of southern Jordan, bedouins of Wadi Rum, 330km south of Amman, still preserve customs and traditions that benefit their harsh habitat.

The bedouin way of life is closely connected to the desert and its creatures, and their livelihood depends on camels and sheep.

When a baby is born, the father hunts for a scorpion, then burns and crushes it, mixes it with olive oil, and applies it to the child's body out of the belief that the treatment would protect the infant from scorpions during his life. 

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