National Geographic : 1944 Dec
Staff Photographer Maynard Owen Williams When 'Amman, Trans-Jordan's Capital, Was Philadelphia, the Romans Built anOutdoor Theater (Left) Amid distant poplars bubbles a spring, a source of the Jabbok, a Jordan tributary. Just this side of the grove,the round tower isthe Nympheum, monument to Roman divinities. It is some 1,800 years older than the minaret to the right. Seventy years ago 'Amman consisted of almost nothing but ruins.