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Amman photos 1998


Jordan facts & history in brief


is the capital and largest city of Jordan and built on several hills, on old trade routes and still is a major trading centre.

The main streets run between the hills.
Amman has many note worthy buildings, churches, and mosques.

Amman was settled about 1000 B.C.,and was called Rabbathammon, the capital of the Ammonites.

The Bible describes how David and Joab, of the Israelites captured it.

Greeks, Romans, Arab Muslims, and Turks controlled the city in later years.

In 1921, Amman became the capital of a new state of Transjordan and changed to Jordan in 1949.

Population around 1 million.

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