IMPORTANT EVENTS IN JORDAN’S HISTORY
-4th Century BC: A group of people known as the Nabateans settle in what
is today the Kingdom of Jordan.
363 BC: A strong earthquake destroys half the city of Petra.
106 Ce: Nabatae, whose capital was Petra, becomes a Roman province under
333 Ce: Jordan is destroyed by Alexander the Great.
662 Ce: Jordan is conquered by Muslim Arabs belonging to the Ummayad Empire.
1037 Ce: Seljuk Turks begin to rule Jordan.
1250 Ce: The Mamlukes seize control of the Egyptian Sultanate and rulefor
the next 267 years.
1517 Ce: Ottoman Turks conquered Jordan.
1880 Ce: Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine were part of Syria under Ottoman rule.
1812 Ce: Swiss explorer Jean Louis Burckhardt rediscovers the ancient city
1923 Ce: Britain officially recognizes Transjordan.
1946 Ce: Jordan gains its independence from Britain.
1948 Ce: Thousands of Palestinians flee Arab-Israeli fighting to West Bank
1949 Ce: Transjordan is renamed the Hashemite Kingdom Jordan.
1951 Ce: King Abdullah Ibn Hussein is assassinated in Jerusalem.
1952 Ce: Hussein is proclaimed king.
1957 Ce: British troops leave Jordan.
1967 Ce: Israel takes control of Jerusalem and West Bank during Six-Day War.
1994 Ce: Jordan signs peace treaty with Israel.
1999 Ce: King Hussein passes away on February 7th. He is succeeded by his
eldest son, Abdullah II, who still reigns the Kingdom today.
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