December 31st, 2010


High on a hill overlooking downtown Amman

sits the Amman Citadel, which has been a fortress since the bronze age. Shown here are the Roman Temple of Hercules, the Byzantine Basilica, and the Ummayad Audience hall. The dome on the audience hall was restored completely in modern times after much discussion as to what kind of roof the hall once had.

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