Jordan History & Gallery
Jordan via Petra travel & Tours has made a beautiful gallery for main attraction places in Jordan such as Amman, Petra, The Dead Sea, Madaba, Wadi Rum, Aqaba, Mt. Nebo, Karak Castle, Ajloun Castle, Desert Castle, Dana reserved, Wadi Iben Hammad, and more
During its history, Jordan has seen numerous civilizations, including such ancient eastern ones as the Canaanite and later other Semitic peoples such as the Edomites, and the Moabites. Other civilizations possessing political sovereignty and influence in Jordan were: Akkadian, Assyrian, Judean, Babylonian, and Persian empires.
Jordan was for a time part of Pharaonic Egypt, the Hasmonean Dynasty of the Maccabees, and also spawned the native Nabatean civilization which left rich archaeological remains at Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Cultures from the west also left their marks, such as the Macedonian, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Turkish empires. Since the seventh century, the area has been under Muslim and Arab cultures, with the exception of a brief period when the west of the area formed part of the Crusader
The Kingdom of Jerusalem and a short time under British rule.
Modern Jordan was founded by King Abdullah I after World War I. It was ruled by his grandson, The Late King Hussein, for 46 years until his death in 1999, when his son King Abdullah II assumed the throne.
Jordan has grown into a modern nation that has enjoyed a remarkable measure of peace, stability and economic growth in recent decades.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a constitutional monarchy with a representative government. The reigning monarch is the chief executive and the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. The king exercises his executive authority through the prime ministers and the Council of Ministers, or cabinet. The cabinet, meanwhile, is responsible before the democratically elected House of Deputies which, along with the House of Notables (Senate), constitutes the legislative branch of the government.