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Throughout history the territory east of the Jordan River has been at the crossroads of many cultures, religions and languages that have blended into what constitutes contemporary Jordanian culture.Alazaat's section displays the various scripts of ancient Jordan on oversize aluminum coins.Another coin takes an inscription of from a stele (estimated to have been made between the 13th and fourth century B.C.), dedicated to King Chemosh in Phoenician Moabite script. This script was later adopted by the Aramaic Empire, which eventually spread to Jordan. The script later became part of the Nabatean Kingdom (fourth century B.C. to first century A.D.), which held the region until Roman, later Byzantine, rule in the fourth century. The coin displayed shows a significant transition period from glyphs to something resembling Arabic script.
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