If you want to torture a man who has great passion for the history of Amman, all you have to do is take him to stroll down Jabal Amman and walk around the School that was built in 1947, the "Islamic Scientific College" It's wall once stood tall all around the buildings that constituted the architectural stamp of a different era.
Jordan is still young, a country that is less than a hundred years, so when you talk about buildings that are 60 Years old. The first international football field, is no longer there, instead you will find the new buildings in this picture. Some of the most influential people in this country studied behind those thick walls. Including King Hussein, Ministers, Princes, Politicians, Opposition figures and many more.
The school's management seems to have a different architectural opinion!! So they started renovating, demolishing, removing structures that would have otherwise been kept as a landmark in this city's history.
A stone like this one, would have been kept safe to use for renovation, you can never find any piece of stone with this thickness, compare it to the mobile (scale). I would probably sell the wall stones for a fortune because of it's age for someone who knows it's worth. Hmmm, maybe a few Israeli's who would like to fake the age of a building!
I had the opportunity to visit Cambridge and have a look at the building's from late 1800 and how they were kept intact... They even charge you to let you in at some colleges to have a look, Imagine if they had the mentality of the managers who run this school today!