Amman

Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a modern city with numerous ancient ruins. Atop Jabal al-Qala’a hill, the historic Citadel includes the pillars of the Roman Temple of Hercules and the 8th-century Umayyad Palace complex, known for its grand dome. Built into a different downtown hillside, the Roman Theater is a 6,000-capacity, 2nd-century stone amphitheater offering occasional events.

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Roman Theater

Amman's Roman Theatre is a 6,000-seat, 2nd-century Roman theatre. A famous landmark in the Jordanian capital, it dates back to the Roman period when the city was known as Philadelphia. The theatre and the nearby Odeon are flanking the new Hashemite Plaza from the south and the east respectively, while the Roman Nymphaeum is just a short stroll away in north-westerly direction. Wikipedia

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King Abdullah I Mosque

The King Abdullah I Mosque in Amman, Jordan was built between 1982 and 1989. It is capped by a magnificent blue mosaic dome beneath which 3,000 Muslims may offer prayer. Tourists are allowed to visit. Men must have long trousers on and women must cover their heads, arms and legs. A hooded gown is provided free of charge for this purpose. Wikipedia

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Jordan Archaeological Museum

The Jordan Archaeological Museum is located in the Amman Citadel of Amman, Jordan. Built in 1951, it presents artifacts from archaeological sites in Jordan, dating from prehistoric times to the 15th century. The collections are arranged in chronological order and include items of everyday life such as flint, glass, metal and pottery objects, as well as more artistic items such as jewelry and statues. The museum also includes a coin collection. The museum formerly housed some of the Dead Sea Scrolls, including the only copper scroll, which are now on display in the newly established Jordan Museum, along with the Ain Ghazal statues, which are among the oldest statues ever made by human civilization.. Wikipedia

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The Royal Automobile Museum

If you're a car person, this is for you. There's a bit of history about the king and a range of classic, sports, rally and official cars. Also, a good motorbike collection.

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Temple of Hercules

Temple of Hercules is a historic site in the Amman Citadel in Amman, Jordan. It is thought to be the most significant Roman structure in the Amman Citadel. According to an inscription the temple was built when Geminius Marcianus was governor of the Province of Arabia, in the same period as the Roman theater in Amman. Wikipedia

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Rainbow Street

The Rainbow Street, originally named Abu Bakr al Siddiq street, is a public space in the historic area of Jabal Amman, near the center of downtown Amman, Jordan. The street runs east from the First Circle to Mango Street, and contains several attractions from roof top restaurants to pubs. The street runs in front of the British Council building, as well as the headquarters of the Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company and the cinema after which the street is renamed. Rainbow Street is the location of numerous companies and shops, including the Center for Studies on the Built Environment and the headquarters of the Jordan River Foundation. It is also home to important sites from modern Jordanian history, including the al-Mufti House, the residence of King Talal, and the home of former military commander and Prime Minister Zaid ibn Shaker. Souk Jara is located near the street. Wikipedia

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Grand Husseini Mosque

Al-Husseini Mosque. One of the oldest mosques in Amman, rebuilt by King Abdullah I in 1932 on the site of the one built by the second Caliph

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King Hussein Mosque

King Hussein Bin Talal Mosque, better known as the King Hussein Mosque, is the largest mosque in Jordan. Not to be confused with the 1924 Grand Al-Husseini Mosque, also known as King Hussein Mosque, in Downtown Amman. King Hussein Mosque was built in 2005 in the reign of King Abdullah II in West Amman, specifically in Al Hussein Public Parks at King Abdullah II Street near King Hussein Medical Center. The mosque is located at an altitude of 1,013 metres above sea level and can thus be seen from most parts of Amman. It is square and features four minarets and marble floors. In 2012, King Abdullah opened the Museum of the Prophet, which houses a number of relics associated with the Prophet Muhammad. Wikipedia

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The Folklore Museum

Jordan Folklore Museum is a museum in Amman, Jordan. It is located next to the Roman amphitheater, it was established in 1971. The museum showcases a collection of Jordanian cultural heritage items from the desert, villages, and towns including; costumes, musical instrument and handicrafts. Along with mosaics. Wikipedia

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Roman Nymphaeum Amman

The Nymphaeum is a partially preserved Roman public fountain in Amman, Jordan. It is located a short distance from the Hashemite Plaza, the Roman Theater and the Odeon, at the crossing of Ibn al-Atheer and Quraysh streets in al-Balad. Such fountains were very popular in Roman cities, and Philadelphia, as Amman was known by ancient Greeks and Romans, was no exception. This nymphaeum is believed to have contained a 600 square meters pool which was three meters deep and was continuously refilled with water. Wikipedia

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The Hashemite Plaza

The Hashemite Plaza is a plaza in Amman, Jordan that spans over an area of 50,000 square metres. It was renewed in 2014 and is named after the Jordanian royal family, the Hashemites. The Hashemite Plaza includes open spaces, fountains, gardens, parking lots and cafes. It is equipped with a centre that hosts cultural activities like the Amman Book Festival. The plaza is flanked by two of the most popular Roman ruins of Amman, the Roman theatre and the Odeon, while the Nymphaeum is just a short distance away. The Citadel Hill, which towers over the Plaza, offers good views of it. Wikipedia

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Royal Tank Museum

The Royal Tank Museum is a Tank museum in Amman, Jordan. Located next to the King Abdullah II Park in Al-Mugableen, the museum was established in 2007 upon King Abdullah's directives. The museum building was designed by Zaid Daoud Architects as a "futuristic sand castle that borrows from the language of Stealth." It has close to 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 "for dramatic impact". Each hall presents a different perspective of machinery and scenery and features around 110 tanks, many of which are historical and were used in Jordan's past wars and battles. The museum was opened on January 29, 2018, in a ceremony led by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan. Wikipedia

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Cave Of The Seven Sleepers (Ashabul Kahf)

In Christian and Islamic tradition, the Seven Sleepers (Arabic: اصحاب الکهف‎, romanized: aṣḥāb al kahf, lit. 'People of the Cave') is the story of a group of youths who hid inside a cave outside the city of Ephesus around 250 CE to escape a religious persecution and emerged some 300 years later.

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Umayyad Mosque

The Great Mosque of Damascus was built by order of the Umayyad caliph al-Walid I on the site of the former church of St. John, and was completed by 715.

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Mansaf

Mansaf is a traditional Arab dish made of lamb cooked in a sauce of fermented dried yogurt and served with rice or bulgur. It is a popular dish eaten throughout the Levant.Wikipedia

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Maqluba

Maqluba or Maqlooba is a traditional Syrian, Iraqi, Palestinian, and Jordanian dish served throughout the Levant. It consists of meat, rice, and fried vegetables placed in a pot which is flipped upside down when served, hence the name maqluba, which translates literally as "upside-down."Wikipedia

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Kanafeh

Kanafeh is a traditional Middle Eastern dessert made with thin noodle-like pastry, or alternatively fine semolina dough, soaked in sweet, sugar-based syrup, and typically layered with cheese, or with other ingredients such as clotted cream or nuts, depending on the region.Wikipedia

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Falafel

Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both.Wikipedia

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Hummus

Hummus is a dip, spread, or savory dish made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. It is popular in the Middle East and in Middle Eastern cuisine around the globe. It can also be found in most grocery stores in North America and Europe.Wikipedia

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Shawarma

Shawarma is a dish in Middle Eastern cuisine consisting of meat cut into thin slices, stacked in a cone-like shape, and roasted on a slowly-turning vertical rotisserie or spit. Originally made of lamb or mutton, today's shawarma may also be chicken, turkey, beef, or veal.Wikipedia

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