Sunday, January 02, 2011
Video of the Month: Coronation of King Talal in 1951, and How Amman Looked Sixty Years Ago
This segment shows some rare videos that attract very few youtube viewers but I think are valuable enough to be seen.
Here is the coronation of King Talal in the summer of 1951. He ruled Jordan for 13 months, removed for health-related reasons.
King Talal was very influential, much more than what he gets credit for. He wrote down the constitution of Jordan. In 1951, Jordan was six years old. It could have gone in so many directions, but the constitution that the late King Talal came with gave a lot of liberty to the people and to women. Unfortunately it was "modified" afterwards to limit many of these freedoms and rights in the name of security.