The Great Municipality of Amman ( Amman between originality and mod...

JRT00301
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The Great Municipality of Amman ( Amman between originality and modernity)

Collection title

Towns

ID

JRT00301

Source

JRTV (JO)

First broadcast date

1992

Production year

1992

Abstract

The program is about the city of Amman which underwent rapid changes. It is a historical city dating back to the reign of the Byzantines, the Romans and the Moslems including the Hashemite arrival to the city. Man has been living in this town for 8 thousand years because of the abundant water, especially in the area of Ras-El Ain. We know about this history thanks to the heritage, the inscriptions and carvings and also from the different names of the town. It was called Ryat Amoun, then Philadelphia and finally Amman, which became the base of El Balka region during the Omayad reign. During this period the currency and mosques appeared, the most important one was El Husseini mosque. Farms multiplied around the town providing abundant food. After the earthquake in the 16th century (Hegire), the invasion of the Circassians in 1978, the great Arab revolution under the leadership of Cherif-El-Hussein Ben Ali and the arrival of the Emir Ali Ben Hussein in 1921, it was named the capital of Emirate of Eastern Jordan. Later, the town welcomed the Palestinian refugees.

Type

video

Production companies

  • Television - Own production

Broadcaster

JRTV - Jordan Television

Audiovisual form

Documentary

Personalities

  • Ibn Talal Elhachimi Elhossein - King of Jordan

Primary theme

Capitals

Secondary themes

  • Historical heritages
  • Tourism and cultural sites / Urbanism and cities

Credits / Cast

  • Ziana Amili - Director

Period of events

  • From 1900 to 1925

Map locations

  • Jordan - Transjordan Plateau - Amman

Original language

Arabic

Media running time

28m51

Additional information

Amman / Vestiges in Djebel Al Qalaa / Roman amphitheatre / Sherif Hussein Bin Ali / King Abdullah the founder / King El Hussein / Libraries / Schools / Gardens
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