Jordan is an Arab kingdom in the Middle East, at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. The capital, Amman, is Jordan's most populous city and the country's economic and cultural centre.
Jordan has a large collection of archaeological sites, ranging from important biblical attractions to temples carved into the rock. During early and classical antiquity, the area of what is now Jordan was home to ancient kingdoms. Among them were Ammon, Edom and Moab. It has been part of the Persian Empire, as well as the Roman Empire.Jordan was also home to civilizations such as the Nabataean Kingdom. Its rock art and architecture can be found in few places across the country.
Before World War II, the entire Levant was part of the Ottoman Empire. In 1916, during World War I, the Great Arab Revolt was launched against the Ottomans with help from the British and one Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia).
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