Citadel Hill

Local nameتل القلعة
LocationMan, Jordan

The Amman Citadel is a historical site at the center of downtown Amman, Jordan. Known in Arabic as Jabal al-Qal'a,, the L-shaped hill is one of the seven jabals that originally made up Amman. Evidence of occupation since the pottery Neolithic period has been found. It was inhabited by different peoples and cultures until the time of the Umayyads, after which came a period of decline and for much of the time until 1878 the former city became an abandoned pile of ruins only sporadically used by Bedouin and seasonal farmers. Despite this gap, the Citadel of Amman is considered to be among the world's oldest continuously inhabited places.The Citadel is considered an important site because it has had a long history of occupation by many great civilizations. Most of the buildings still visible at the site are from the Roman, Byzantine, and Umayyad periods. The major buildings at the site are the Temple of Hercules, a Byzantine church, and the Umayyad Palace.

Tags RuinsArchaeological SiteHistorical
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Private Half-Day Jerash and Amman City Sightseeing Tour from 144 USD

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

Coordinates 31°57'16.965" N 35°56'4.281" E

Tours and activities: Citadel Hill

Private Half-Day Jerash and Amman City Sightseeing Tour

from 144 USD

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