Amman Jordan

Amman Jordan Architecture

Amman Jordan is the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, established in 1946. The city is located 35 km north-east of the Dead Sea, 110 km east of the Mediterranean Sea and 65 km to the east of Jerusalem. Rabbath-Ammon was named in 600 b.c., the city changed a lot of names, passing from hand to hand on to Lagidov Seletsidam. Amman was rebuilt by Ptolemy II, who called it Philadelphia, which became one of the ten cities of the Decapolis. Amman was later rebuilt by the Romans, rapidly developed throughout the Byzantine era and became an important flourishing city on the crossroads of caravan routes.

Amman Jordan is often called the “White City” because of its unusual brightness – resulting from the use in the construction of white stone – limestone. Houses in the town picturesquely situated on a hillside. Initially, there were seven. Now the sprawling city has no less than fifteen. Amman is the “city of contrasts”, which is closely intertwined the old and new. Modern buildings, hotels, restaurants, galleries and shops downtown coexist with traditional coffee shops and craft workshops. On every corner there is evidence of an ancient past of the city: the ruins of an ancient temple, the palace of the Umayyad, Byzantine church, a Roman amphitheater. Amman Jordanis is also a quarter of the eastern markets, where life rages, Jordanian folklore museum, the exhibition which is an interesting collection of nomadic life, as well as a museum of folk traditions, which presents the various aspects of life in the former Bedouin.

Amman Jordan Airport

From Amman you can go on a tour of the most mysterious and unusual rock city, which is even mentioned in the Bible. In 2007, the grand ancient monument in the rocks was included in the “New Wonders of the World” list, along with the Colosseum and the Great Wall of China. Petra is located in a rocky terrain on the way to the resort of Aqaba from the Dead Sea. In the old days there was laid the path of “incense road.” Later, with the formation of the state of Edom, foe of Biblical Israel, the first settlement appeared here. In the vernacular it is called Villages, which means stone. Later, the Greeks have translated “Stone” in “Petra”, in such a city, and came to our times.



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