Roman Amphitheater

Located in Amman, it is an imposing monument set into the side of the mountain down the hill from the Citadel and connected to it via long and deep hidden tunnel. It is the most impressive legacy of Roman Philadelphia (Amman) built under Emperor Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD). Its 33 rows once seated 5000 spectators for performances and possibly also had religious significance. It is still in regular use for theatrical and entertainment productions. The Forum was built in front of the Theater under Commodus in 189-190 AD.
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The Roman Theater as seen from the Citadel.
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The Roman Theater.
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The Roman Theater Square.
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The Roman Theater.
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The Roman Theater.
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The Roman Theater.
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You can talk from just about anywhere in a normal voice and still be heard in every seat in the house. My guide was telling me this as I was at the exact…
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Seating at the Theater.
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The Forum.
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Roman statue.
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The Forum.
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The Forum.
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The Forum.
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The Roman Theater. A view from one of the entrances.
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The Forum.
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The Forum.
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The Forum.
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Inside the walkways of the Forum.
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The Roman Amphitheater as seen on the road up to the Citadel.