History of Jordan

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Governorates · Cities
Transport · The Mediterranean
Dead Sea · Red Sea · Amman

Hashemites · Transjordan · Black September
Sykes-Picot Agreement · Mandate of Palestine · PLO

1948 War · Six-Day War
Peace treaties with: Israel

Aqaba · Petra

Music of Jordan · Sports in Jordan
University of Jordan · Arabic · Famous Jordanians

Islam in Jordan · Christianity in Jordan

Kings · Prime Ministers · Samir Rifai
King Abdullah II

United Nations · Arab League

Land Force · Intelligence Department · Air Force
His Majesty's Special Security · Royal Special Forces

Portal: Jordan

The land that became Jordan forms part of the richly historical Fertile Crescent region. Its history began around 2000 BC, when Semitic Amorites settled around the Jordan River in the area called Canaan. Subsequent invaders and settlers included Hittites, Egyptians, Israelites, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arab Muslims, Seljuks, Christian Crusaders, Eyyubids, Mongols, Mameluks, Ottoman Turks, Circassians, and, finally, the British.

Among ancient kingdoms located in what is now Jordan, the Roman-era Nabatean kingdom, which had its capital in Petra, left particularly dramatic ruins popular with tourists and film crews.

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