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High on a hill overlooking downtown Amman [Dec. 31st, 2010|12:55 pm]
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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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[User Picture]From: roadskoller
2011-01-01 12:44 am (UTC)
I love anything older than things in the U.S., which pretty much sums up the rest of the world.
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[User Picture]From: farbel
2011-01-01 01:09 am (UTC)
Jordan was weird in that they have ancient history and modern history with nothing in between. ruins 2000 years old from the Nebateans, 1500 years old from the Romans, and the oldest buildings in Amman are from the 1920's.
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[User Picture]From: roadskoller
2011-01-01 02:12 am (UTC)
One of the things that hurts my feelings, is that New Orleans had a huge fire that destroyed almost all of the Quarter. Everything's from the 1800s after that, except Jean La Fitte's blacksmith shop.
I always wished I could see the original Spanish Quarter.
Humans don't think their era is worth preserving.
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