To the east and in the old downtown of the capital of Jordan is one of the oldest still-occupied places in the country: Jabal Amman. Jabal means hill, so a possible translation for this place would be Amman Hill. It was among the first seven of the hills to constitute the city when it was first founded, and its own history of human settlement dates back to the New Stone Age. It is actually among the first places to have been occupied by the “upper crust” of later civilisation, with many of the first nobles of the city having originally taken residence on its heights, and it is today a significant heritage point for locals, given that it holds so many important buildings from the past century or so.
So first off, you have to be aware that this is not one of those heritage sites that are obviously old: many of the sights in Jabal Amman [Read more…]