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Over time, the term "Rabbath" was no longer used and the city became known as "Ammon".
So all the old material will be left here for archival purposes, with comments turned off.Today, several Ammonite ruins across Amman exist, such as Qasr Al-Abd, Rujm Al-Malfouf and some parts of the Amman Citadel.The ruins of Rujm Al-Malfouf consist of a stone watchtower used to ensure protection of their capital and several store rooms to the east.It is expected that in the next 10 years these three cities will capture the largest share of multinational corporation activity in the region.Amman derives its name from the 13th century BC when the Ammonites named it "Rabbath Ammon", with the term Rabbath meaning the "Capital" or the "King's Quarters".In the outskirts of Amman, one of the largest known ancient settlements in the Near East was discovered.
The site, known as 'Ain Ghazal, dates back to 7250 BC and spans an area of 15 hectares (37 acres).
In the 13th century BC Amman was the capital of the Ammonites, and became known as "Rabbath Ammon".
Ammon provided several natural resources to the region, including sandstone and limestone, along with a productive agricultural sector that made Ammon a vital location along the King's Highway, the ancient trade route connecting Egypt with Mesopotamia, Syria and Anatolia.
Despite the damage brought by urban expansion, the remains of 'Ain Ghazal provided a wealth of information.
These statues are human figures made with white plaster, with painted clothes, hair, and in some cases ornamental tattoos.
Excavations by archaeologists near Amman Civil Airport uncovered a temple, which included an altar containing many human bone fragments.