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The bones showed evidence of burning, which led to the assumption that the altar functioned as a pyre.
Today, several Ammonite ruins across Amman exist, such as Qasr Al-Abd, Rujm Al-Malfouf and some parts of the Amman Citadel.
The Romans conquered much of the Levant in 63 BC, inaugurating a period of Roman rule that lasted for four centuries.
Along with a productive agricultural sector, which made Ammon a vital location along the King's Highway, the ancient trade route connecting Egypt with Mesopotamia, Syria and Anatolia.
As with the Edomites and Moabites, trade along this route gave the Ammonites considerable revenue.
The ruins of Rujm Al-Malfouf consist of a surveillance stone tower that was used to ensure protection of their capital and several store rooms east of it.
The Greeks founded new cities in the area of modern-day Jordan, including Umm Qays, Jerash and Amman.