The Citadel towers over Amman, offering some terrific views. Numerous excavations have revealed the remains of fortifications in the area from the Middle Bronze Age, the Iron Age, Hellenistic, late Roman and Arab Islamic Ages.
1 The Temple of Hercules was built between 161-169 AD, during the reign of Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus.
2 The Temple of Hercules. They intend to restore these blocks to their original place at some point.
3 The Temple of Hercules
4 The Temple of Hercules
5 The Temple of Hercules
6 The Temple of Hercules
7 The Temple of Hercules
8 The Citadel looking towards the 3rd Circle of Amman.
9 The Omayyad Palace in the background.
10 A colonnaded street running to The Omayyad Palace.
11 The Omayyad Palace is an impressive structure dating back to around 720 AD and the rule of the Omayyad Arabs.
12 A view of Amman from the Citadel.
13 The Mosque.
14 Inside the Mosque.
15 Inside the Mosque.
16 The Citadel's walls.
17 The Citadel.
18 The Omayyad Palace.
19 The Citadel. The Museum is in the background.
20 Amman. In the background you can see the roundish looking Royale Hotel and the Hyatt to the right of it.