Amman (English: ; Arabic: عَمَّان, ʻammān pronounced [ʕamːaːn]; Ammonite: 𐤓𐤁𐤕 𐤏𐤌𐤍 Rabat ʻAmān) is the capital and largest city of Jordan, and the country's economic, political, and cultural center. With a population of 4,536,500, Amman is the largest city in the Levant region, and the fifth-largest city in the Arab world.
The earliest evidence of settlement in Amman dates to the 8th millennium BC, in a Neolithic site known as 'Ain Ghazal, where the world's oldest statues of the human form have been unearthed. During the Iron Age, the city was known as Rabbath Ammon and served as the capital of the Ammonite Kingdom. In the 3rd century BC, Ptolemy II Philadelphus, Pharaoh of Ptolemaic Egypt, rebuilt the city and renamed it "Philadelphia", making it a regional center of Hellenistic culture. Under Roman rule, Philadelphia was one of the ten Greco-Roman cities of the Decapolis before being directly ruled as part of Arabia Petraea province. The Rashidun Caliphate conquered the city from the Byzantines in the 7th century AD, restored its ancient Semitic name and called it Amman. Throughout most of the Middle Ages, the city alternated between periods of devastation and abandonment and periods of relative prosperity as the center of the Balqa region. Amman was largely abandoned from the 15th century until 1878, when Ottoman authorities began settling Circassian refugees there.
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Ahmad Shaheen | Jul 3, 2018
Enjoyed visiting this place and got our pic sketched
Seymour Sunshine | Dec 12, 2017
Small, but very enjoyable, street market. Jara stands for Jebel Amman Residents' Association, and the market was created to add to the Bohemian atmosphere of this rather affluent area just off Rainbow Street. There are stalls selling art works and crafts as well as the usual over-priced antiques. There's a "food court" down at the bottom end where you can buy fast foods and drinks. Very well worth a visit. Open only during the warmer months (i.e. most of the year, but closed in the very cold winter period.)
Ramsey Oklah | Nov 23, 2017
A great intimate market to grab lots of knick knacks and some good food and drinks too. Definitely a spot you should check out if you're visiting Jordan.
Muheddin Senussi | Dec 4, 2017
Its only in summer but its great place for family got small shops mostly hand made things
Omar Taha | May 29, 2018
Great location, variety of markets, friendly service
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