The Citadel

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The Citadel, Amman Overview

An ancient citadel containing ancient structures.

Also known as Jabal Al Qal'a, the place has been an important human settlement area for about 18,000 years. The Citadel hill contains the ruins of the Temple of Hercules. Another sight here is the Ummayad palace, constructed in the 8th century A.D. but it is now in ruins, though the entrance has been partially reconstructed. It also contains a Byzantine Church which dates to the 5 _ 6th centuries A.D., and the National Archaeological Museum. The museum houses a small yet interesting collection of artefacts from all eras from all over Jordan, the most famous of which are The Dead Sea Scrolls. It houses exhibits which are as old as the Palaeolithic era (1000 _ 10000 years old) to the 13th century A.D.

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