Amphitheatre

The Amphitheatre in Amman is a very interesting place to visit. It is a 6,000-seat, 2nd-century Roman theatre. I was there briefly when visiting the city. A famous landmark in the Jordanian capital, it dates back to the Roman period when the city was known as Philadelphia. On the top of the theatre you have a nice view of the... Continue Reading →

Dead Sea Extravaganza

The Dead Sea has a border with Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan. It is a salt lake whose banks are more than 400m below sea level, the lowest point on dry land. I went to the Jordanian side, and it was quite impressive to be so low under sea level. Its famously hyper-saline water... Continue Reading →

Amman Citadel

This historic site is situated in the centre of Amman, Jordan. It is also known in Arabic as Jabal al-Qal'a, the site of ancient Rabbath-Ammon. Occupied since the Bronze Age, it's surrounded by a 1700m-long wall, which was rebuilt many times during the Bronze and Iron Ages, as well as the Roman, Byzantine and Umayyad periods.... Continue Reading →

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