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(Rabbath bnē Ammōn, LXX Ῥαββά/Rhabbá; Pol. Ῥαβατάμανα/Rhabatámana, Assyrian bīt ammāna; Philadelphia since the mid 3rd cent. BC; modern Ammān).

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I. Through the Persian Period

Capital city of the Ammonites (Ammon [2]); the oldest traces of settlement come from the Neolithic Age (7th-6th millennium BC). The earliest important remains with rich t…

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Nissen, Hans Jörg (Berlin) and Leisten, Thomas (Princeton), “Rabbath-Ammon”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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