Travel through time on a unique historical trip to Jordan

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Weather of Arabia - The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, which oscillates deep in the roots of history and culture, is distinguished by a rich legacy that you can feel immediately upon your arrival. Wherever you wander, you will find yourself surrounded by traces of ancient civilizations that bear witness to their passage, and reflect the ancient values that are rooted in the fabric of this charming country and the spirit of its people.

History of the Jordanian capital, Amman

Amman , the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, combines modernity and the elegance of the past. It extends over 19 hills or mountains, and was previously known as “Rabbath Ammon” in the Iron Age, then as Philadelphia when it was part of the ten cities of the Decapolis. Today, Amman is one of the largest cities in the region, with a population of more than 4 million people.

Amman, sometimes known as the "White City" for its stone-built houses, includes a variety of historical sites dating back to different eras. It has witnessed many searches and excavations for antiquities from ancient times, starting from the Stone, Hellenistic and Roman era, all the way to the Arab Islamic era.

Among the most prominent sites in Amman is the “Citadel Mountain,” which includes several historical buildings such as the Temple of Hercules, the Umayyad Palace, and the Byzantine Church. Below the Citadel Mountain lies a Roman theater with a capacity of 6,000 spectators, and is still used today for cultural events. There is also another restored theater called the Odeon, which seats about 500 people and is used for music performances.

The area also includes three museums: the Jordanian Archaeological Museum , the Jordanian Folklore Museum, and the Folklore Museum, which showcase the history and culture of the area to visitors, giving them an opportunity to explore the region's rich past.

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History of Ajloun

In northern Jordan, where the wonders of nature meet the genius of medieval Arab military architecture, beauty is at its best thanks to this amazing synergy. The region is distinguished by the presence of two of the most important environmental and historical landmarks in the Middle East: the fertile area of Dibbin, filled with passing pine trees, and the majestic Ajloun Castle located on a hill, which bears witness to historical events dating back to the time when it was built by the Ayyubids, and its effective role in helping them defeat the Crusaders many centuries ago. .

Ajloun is a popular area for Jordanians, as it gives them the opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life in the city, and enjoy the beauty of green and refreshing nature. There they find the opportunity to meditate, integrate with nature, and enjoy its enchanting beauty away from the urban noise.

Ajloon Castle

Ajloun Castle enjoys a distinguished position, as it stands proudly in the middle of the green hills of Ajloun, and can be clearly seen from afar for miles. The castle is also known by its official name “Al-Rabadh Castle”. Although the castle may seem contrary to the strategic purpose for which it was created, which was to protect trade routes between the 12th and 15th centuries, it is considered one of the most important military sites in the history of the region.

The castle was built in 1184 by Izz al-Din Usama bin Munqidh, one of Saladin's commanders, with the aim of confronting the Crusader threat in northern Jordan. Its construction came as part of a strategy to expel the Crusaders from the region after they occupied southern Jordan. The castle was expanded and developed to take its current form in 1214.

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Mar Elias Hill

Mar Elias Hill, whose name goes back to the Prophet Elijah, is located close to the ancient village of Al-Chibi. It is believed to have been the home of the Prophet Elijah and to be located in the Gilead region across the Jordan (according to 1 Kings 1:17). The religious importance of this site is emphasized by the presence of the two churches built on the hill dating back to the end of the Byzantine era.

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Our Lady of the Mountain Church

The Church of Our Lady of the Mountain is located in the Anjara area in northern Jordan. It is a cave that gained its sanctity from the passage of Jesus Christ and his mother, the Virgin Mary, through it during their travel in the Lake Tiberias area. In 2000, the Vatican declared the Anjara area one of the holy Christian pilgrimage sites.

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This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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