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Month: October 2010

Discovering Ancient Amman, Jordan

Discovering Ancient Amman, Jordan

Discovering Amman, Jordan, is a bit like slowly peeling a delicious artichoke — leaf upon leaf of history, interlinked to create a unique mosaic of ancient civilizations each of which has left its indelible mark on us. This is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It is mentioned in the Bible as Rabbath-Ammon, capital of the Ammonites; called Philadelphia after the Ptolemaic ruler Philadelphus; ruled by the Seleucids and Nabateans before becoming part of the Roman Decapolis…

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