On the eastern side of the Ajlun mountains, Amman is a hilly city through which a small river, Wadi ‘Amman, once ran. Settlements have existed on the plateau since at least 3000 BCE. The Islamic history of the city begins when the city was taken by the forces of the general Yazīd ibn Abī Sufyān in 635, but it declined in importance, and by 1300 had nearly disappeared.
The Ottoman resettled the site with Circassian refugees from Russia in 1878, but I wasn’t until becoming the capital of Jordan after World War II that the city really began to grow.
Set in one with the most vibrant and vital locations in downtown Amman, the Hashemite Plaza’s new design reintroduces the historical amphitheatre forum, in addition a major public park is newly introduced to the plaza hosting a new retail and multimedia facilities, that offers the park with a new alternative urban space, multimedia technologies, a restaurant and other services.