The region around 830 BC. Ammon is shown in orange
Ammon is an ancient country in the Middle East. It was situated in northwestern Jordan and lay east of the Kingdom of Israel.
It is mentioned in the Bible and there often called the Kingdom of Ammon.
Rabbath Ammon - present-day Amman - was its capital.
According to the Biblical Book of Genesis Ammon is a grandson of Lot, the nephew of Abraham (the other grandson is Moab; the Kingdom of Moab lay south of Ammon).
The Ammonites often fought with the Israelites.
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Statue of an Ammonite deified King on display at the Jordan Museum. The statue was found near the Amman Citadel and is thought to date to 8th century BC.
Qasr Al Adb was built by the governor of Ammon in 200 BC
Gate of Ammon in Amman Citadel