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Amphitheater Amman, Jordan

From series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
Year: 161 AD.

In the early 2nd century AD, one of the new provinces of the Ancient Rome, Arabia Petraea, was located on the territory of modern Amman. The modern city of Amman was then called Philadelphia and was the capital of this province. So it is no wonder that one of the most majestic amphitheaters has been built in this city. Its bowl has been carved right in the rock. The unique antique building has been well preserved up to our days and is now actively used for music and theater performances.

Amphitheater Amman, Jordan The construction of the theater was finished in 161 AD. It was designed to hold 6000 spectators. According to the historical data, formerly a large cemetery was located in place of the amphitheater. This places were used for sacred rituals for thousands of years ago. After a series of researches, scientists managed to find out that the amphitheater had a complex underground system of passages. One of the ancient passages is connected to the citadel. Recently, the ancient theater began to be used not only for cultural events, but also as a sports arena.

Amman's Amphitheater is also associated with the tragic events of 1948, when several thousand Palestinian refugees were hiding in its walls. The ancient amphitheater is incredibly beautiful. It will be interesting to visit it not only within the framework of cultural events, but also as part of an ordinary excursion. Visitors of the arena will have an opportunity to walk along the restored stone staircases, consider the remaining fragments of sculptures and architectural ornaments, and also literally touch history. Next - Epidaurus Amphitheater


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ATM bankomat: 'Cairo Amman Bank' located in 0.76 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Mazen for Tourism Services' is located in 0.59 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'TOTAL' in 1.59 km
Supermarket: 'Jabri Al Balad Branch' in 0.65 km
Parking: 'Sara Sea Food Parking' in 0.8 km
Police station: 'Criminal Investigation Unit' in 2.19 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'The Amman Pasha Hotel' in 0.17 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Marka International Airport ADJ - in 5 km
 »  Queen Alia Airport AMM - in 25 km
 »  Mendez Airport MZD - in 86 km
 »  Ben Gurion Airport TLV - in 100 km
 »  Sde Dov Airport SDV - in 110 km
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Sultan Hotel

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Sufara Hotel Suites

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Evana Suite Hotel

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Top destination around Amphitheater Amman - Amman

The 20th century is often called the period of prosperity of this region, as during this time the city attracts thousands of travellers, who are eager to see the unique sights and sacred places of Amman. Ballad district is one of historic regions of Amman. Here you can see an ancient Citadel, which is built on a hill. The ruins of Hercules temple are located nearby. Walk down the hill and you will see the Roman amphitheater, which is now used as a building for the Jordan Folklore Museum. The halls of this museum store large collections of traditional costumes, household devices, and musical instruments. Almost next to the amphitheater is located another cultural sight – the Jordan Museum of National Traditions. The museum exhibits a rare collection of mosaics brought to the museum from Madaba and Jerash.

The local Archeological Museum is a great place to find many interesting facts about the life of first citizens of Amman and see valuable artifacts from that era. The Governor’s Palace is one of the most notable sights from the Byzantine Empire times. This luxury building is also located in the old part of the city. All modern districts are traditionally called “Western Amman” and this part of the city may attract tourists with its market square, which is often used to hold trade fairs and interesting performances. Here are also located several restaurants, interesting shops and souvenir outlets. This is also the best place for evening walks.
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