Jordan

     

Until 1921 when the British proclaimed Emir Abdullah ruler over the three states, Jordan did not exist. Originally it included the west bank of the Jordan River, which is now the occupied states of Palestine. Therefore any reference to Jordan before that date refers to the river.

 

In the Bronze Age the land, Canaan (Modern Palestine, Jordan and Syria) was invaded by the Egyptians and then the Tribes of Israel. During the Iron Age, the area was ruled by three tribes, the Ammonites, Moabites and Edomites, with their respective capitals at Amman, Al-Karak and Petra. The northern two tribes being conquered in turn by the Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians and Greeks. The southern area of the Edomites being settled by the Nabateans, and only falling when the armies of Rome ran amuck across this land.

 

Home        Jordan Tour

 

 

 

 

 

AMMAN        PETRA

 

JERASH        KARAK        AJLUN

 

THE EASTERN DESERT

 

MOUNT NEBO        MADABA

 

BETHANY BEYOND JORDAN