Cairo, Rome, and Beijing are all cities where ancient monuments and ruins punctuate rows of modern storefronts and streets humming with cars and mopeds. While lesser-known, Amman is also such a city.
Here in the Jordanian capital, the 6,000 seats of a 2nd-century Roman amphitheater stand testament to the significance of what was then known as Philadelphia, or “the city of brotherly love.” Commissioned by Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius, this northward-facing landmark is divided into three distinct sections from which ancient spectators watched plays and modern ones listen to concerts.
|Gerald Lankester Harding’s Burial Place||2019||36.6km||site_ao|
|Umbrella Staircases of Amman||2019||0.3km||site_ao|
|Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” (Al-Maghtas)||2015||38.3km||site_whs|
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