Jordan: The Citadel, Amman | Video

Located on the highest hill of Amman, the capital of Jordan, The Citadel or the Jabal al-Qala’a gives a bird’s eye view of the city and also a symbolic sense of history of the region. There is evidence of settlements going back to the Bronze Age (3300 – 1200 B.C.). Excavations there have revealed numerous Roman, Byzantine, and early Islamic remains. You can spend hours here but the most striking sights here are the Temple of Hercules and the Ummayad Palace.

Seen in this video are the hand and elbow fragments of a colossal statue from the Roman period with the Temple of Hercules in the background.

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