Friday, January 7, 2011

An adventure to the Middle East ( Part 15 ) Amman Citadel and Archeological Museum

Our last day in Jordan... tomorrow we are all headed for home. 

The Amman Citadel ( better known as Jabal al-Qal'la ) is situated on one of Amman's seven hills. It is the site of one of the world's oldest inhabited places and it symbolizes the birthplace of three religions, Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

What to see in the Citadel:

View from the Citadel

Temple of Hercules was built between 162 - 166 AD during the reign of Marcus Aurelius. These columns are 33 feet tall. Much of the structure has disappeared --- stolen or simply destroyed.

Umayyad Palace a small Byzantine basilica church. Its ancient dome has become the symbol of the Jordan capital.

Jordan Archeological Museum -- the museum is small but it has an interesting collection of antiquities from all over Jordan including some fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls. In this tour to the Citadel, I found the museum very interesting.

Here are my favorite pieces ....

Dead Sea Scrolls

Mini statue of David

Make sure you go to the Citadel just before sunset... I am sure you will be able to get a very good sunset photo here.... with all the amazing sites you will see on top of the hill as your backdrop.

I hope you liked our tour to Egypt and Jordan... join me again in my next adventure ...


1 comment:

  1. This tour is good enough for me, just in case I don't make it to Egypt and Jordan. I feel like I have seen the best parts of the tour.