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Amman [Arab. ‛Amman; anc. Rabbath Ammon, later Philadelphia]locked

  • Adnan Hadidi,
  • Alastair Northedge,
  • Sheila S. Blair
  •  and Jonathan M. Bloom

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Capital of the kingdom of Jordan and site of a city that flourished between the 2nd millennium bc and the 14th century ad. The site lies in a fertile, well-watered area in the tableland to the east of the River Jordan, on the biblical King’s Highway (the ancient Roman Via Nova Traiana), which ran from Bosra in the north to the Red Sea in the south....

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