Amman, Jordan, Citadel Photo Gallery

The Amman Citadel on Jebel al Qala'a, the highest hill in Amman, is the site of ancient Rabbath-Amman. Artifacts found here date from the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, and the Roman, Byzantine, and Umayyad periods. The Umayyad Palace, built around 720 C.E., is behind the excellent National Archeological Museum. The museum has three of the Ain Ghazal statues, from 6500 B.C.E., and some of the Dead Sea scrolls.

Citadel Citadel - audience hall citadel water cistern Roman bath child jar burial Dead Sea scroll, copper Dead Sea scroll Balaam son of Beor prophecy

signs in museum Nabatean goddess horned altar of Astarte statue bust of Marcus Aurelius mummiform casket Ain Ghazal statue

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Last modified 18 January 2014