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Amman Citadel

K. Ali Ben Al-Hussein St. 146, Amman, Jordan

Monuments
Museums
Old Ruins

About Amman Citadel

L-shaped hill with a long history of occupation by many great civilizations- Assyrians, Babylonians, the Ptolemies, the Seleucids, Romans, Byzantines, and the Umayyads. The hill became the capital of the Kingdom of Ammon sometime after 1200 BC. The major buildings at the site are the Temple of Hercules, a Byzantine church, and the Umayyad Palace.



Attractions near Amman Citadel

Roman Nymphaeum Amman0.43km from Amman Citadel

Partially preserved Roman public fountain believed to have contained a 600 square meters pool which was three meters deep and was continuously refilled with water. The nymphaeum was built in the 2nd century CE.

Roman Theatre0.47km from Amman Citadel

6,000 seat second-century Roman theatre. It dates back to the Roman period when the city was known as Philadelphia.

The Jordan Museum1.31km from Amman Citadel

Largest museum in Jordan hosting the country's most important archaeological findings. The museum presents artifacts from various prehistoric archaeological sites in Jordan, including the 7500 BC Ain Ghazal statues which are regarded as one of the oldest human statues ever made by human civilization.

The Martyrs Museum4.51km from Amman Citadel

War museum showcasing a rare collection of Jordan's military weapons, clothing and vehicles. It also serves as a memorial to the martyrs who gave their lives in the service of Jordan as early as 1915, starting with the Great Arab Revolution which was led by King Hussein bin Ali.

Royal Tank Museum5.16km from Amman Citadel

20,000 sq. m of exhibition space divided into thirteen halls showcasing hundreds of light and heavy military items placed in their historic chronological order. It features around 110 tanks, many of which are historical and were used in Jordan's past wars and battles.

The museum showcases a rare collection of Jordan's vehicles ranging from Hussein bin Ali's cars that came to Amman in 1916 to modern sports cars.

Where is Amman Citadel

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The land covered by the Amman Governorate has been inhabited since the prehistoric age, ruins of civilizations as early as 7250 BC have been discovered in the area. Capital of Jordan- Amman is located in this province.