As Middle Eastern cities go, Amman is a relative youth, being mostly a creation of the 20th century. Amman is the capital and most populous city of Jordan. Amman is the 4th most visited Arab city, and for good reason.
It’s home to a multicultural population and even with its modern touch, the city never loses its ancient roots. Some of Amman’s greatest attractions are The Citadel, Ummayad Palace, The Roman Theater and the Jordan Museum.
The Citadel sits on the highest hill in Amman. It has artifacts dating from the Bronze Age, which means there’s plenty to see, however, its most striking sites are Temple of Hercules and the Ummayad Palace. There’s a series of historic buildings around the Ummayad Palace, one of which include an extremely old fashioned archaeological museum.
The Roman Theater is a 6,000 capacity, 2nd-century stone amphitheater where occasional events are held. It is considered one of the most visited attractions in Amman.
The Jordan Museum is always a must-visit. Considered one of the best museums in Amman, it will take you through the Nabataean civilization to the cusp of the modern era. Things you may find in this museum are the oldest-known human statues, Jordan’s share of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and a host of remains from Petra and surrounds.
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