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Citadel is another interesting site located at the centre of downtown Amman that one should visit in Amman.
This area is found on the highest hill in Amman.
It is surrounded by a one thousand seven hundred metre wall which has been rebuilt several times during the bronze and iron ages.
Citadels’ most attracting sites are the Temple of Hercules, Ayyubid Watch Tower, Byzantine Church, Umayyad water cistern and the palace of Ummayad.
Artefacts from the Bronze Age indicate that hill was a fortress for many years. There are two pillars that are the remains of the temple of Hercules.
There are obvious remains which are parts of the podium and the columns that are visible from around the town. At the site you will find tombs, arches, stairs, walls and other historical structures.
The palace is believed to have been constructed between 724 an 743 AD during the reign of Umayyad Caliph Hisham.
The temple is located on the northern side of the upper section of Jabal Al- Qal’a. It served as the governors’ residence and administrative centre.
The place has unique architectural design and plan and has three main sections:
In Amman you will find the Duke’s Diwan which is a historic townhouse. It was built in the nineteen twenty four and has served as a post office, ministry of finance and a hotel. Today this house has been set with new era furniture by a famous Jordanian who is the prince of Mukhaybeh town.
Duke's Diwans is one of the best places to visit in Amman. It is a well preserved ancient structure that has remained unchanged even with modernization taking over major buildings in the city. The interiors and exteriors of this building are enchanting, and the surroundings as well.
This house retains its original doors and windows that are from the early nineteen ninety’s and the furniture remains untouched leaving the visitors wondering how many historical figures ever walked on the same rooms.
This Duke’s Diwan house will forever remain to be the paint of magical picture of a customary Levantine house. The house remains to be open daily after all in Arabic Diwan means “The guest’s place.”
Another interesting place to visit in Amman is Darat Al Funun.
This is the home to arts and artists in the Arab world.
There are organized talks, film screenings, hosts performances and concerts, exhibitions, publishes books and catalogues and offers PHD fellowship.
The Roman Theatre is a popular site in Jordan, a perfect location for sightseeing with a capacity of 6,000 seats. It is located in the heart of the city of Amman previously known as Philadelphia. Roman theatre is in close proximity to the popular Hashemite Square. The city was a centerpiece of the ancient city and it greatly influenced modern settled in Amman during the 19thcentury.
The Amman’s Roman Amphitheatre is an interesting place to visit characterised by several art galleries. The theatre offers an amazing viewing from the top of the building. Many people use the site for advertising and shooting of various movies.
The most suitable time to visit the landmark is early morning before it gets too hot to tour around. Amman Theatre was constructed back in the second century during the reigns of Antonius Pius (AD 138-61) and Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD). In 1957.The theatre had three main horizontal sections referred to as diazomata.
Side entrances referred to as paradoi were found on the ground level, one led to the stage while the other led to the orchestra.
In the ancient times the Roman dignitaries and other superior persons would sit on the uppermost seats on the theatre other than sitting on the seats that were closest to the performers.
The uppermost section was referred to as “The God’s” and it offered a good view due to the steepness of the stairs.
For lovers of photography this is a good place to visit especially during the morning or the late afternoon hours as there is an excellent natural lighting. If you visit the theatre at night you will find a place that is well illuminated with floodlights.
This Roman theatre is open for those who want to visit the place and it hosts many local events like Al-Balad music festival.
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