Jordan:

Did you know that one of the oldest capital cities in the world was once called Philadelphia? 
 
Do you know where this is?
 
To say Amman in Jordan is an old city is an understatement. Excavations around Amman’s Citadel have turned up artefacts that suggest inhabits settled there as far back as 3500 BC.
 
Some of the oldest known references to the city, Rabbath-Ammon (Great City of the Ammonites), are in the Old Testament. It was King David’s Army that destroyed the city of Rabbath-Ammon (also in the Old Testament) leaving it in complete ruins and thus laying the groundwork for the renaming.
 
Fast forward several hundred years and the city was now under the rule of Ptolemy II Philadelphus (283-246 BC), king of Ptolemaic Egypt. It was during his reign that the city underwent a major reconstruction and thus in his honour was renamed Philadelphia!
Amman is the capital and largest city of Jordan. It is the residence of the king and the seat of government.
 
The city is built on rolling hills at the eastern boundary of the Ajlūn Mountains, on the small, partly perennial Wadi Ammān and its tributaries.
 

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