Discovering Amman

New life came to the city of Amman in the late 19th Century, with the arrival of Circassian immigrants to the al-Muhajireen neighbourhood.  They settled close to a fresh water spring, helping form the city of Amman as we know it.  One of the neighbourhood's oldest residents, Mr. Omran Khamash, gives us a glimpse into this time.

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Remembering Muhajreen
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A man looking over al-Muhajireen and Ras al-Ain
Hussam Da'na
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al-Muhajireen and Ras al-Ain at sunset
Hussam Da'na
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Mohammad Yazaw, a previous resident of al-Muhajireen, in his workshop holding a paper about the Circassian Genocide
Hussam Da'na
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A view of Jabal Amman from The Citadel
Hussam Da'na
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View of Amman, showing Ummayed Mosque, which used to be in the same place as Al-Husseini Mosque today, and al-Muhajireen.
F.E.Matson of the American Colony of Jerusalem. 1989-1914. Restored by Kelvin Bown.