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Temple of Hercules on the Citadel Mountain in Amman! | by Saad Al-Enezi
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Temple of Hercules on the Citadel Mountain in Amman!

The Hill of the Citadel (Jabal al-Qal'a) in the middle of Amman was occupied as early as the Neolithic period, and fortified during the Bronze Age (1800 BC). The ruins on the hill today are Roman through early Islamic. The name "Amman" comes from "Rabbath Ammon," or "Great City of the Ammonites," who settled in the region some time after 1200 BC. The Bible records that King David captured the city in the early 10th century BC; Uriah the Hittite, husband of King David's paramour Bathsheba, was killed here after the king ordered him to the front line of battle.

 

Location : The Citadel hill of Amman, Amman, Jordan.

Device : Panasonic DMC-FX520

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More about The Citadel hill of Amman : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jabal_al-Qal'a

© 2010 Saad Al-Enezi

  

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Taken on July 9, 2010