Amman, the capital of Jordan, is set on seven hills like Rome. Herod the Great built a temple to Hercules on this spot in 30BC, and some Roman remains still survive, including a theatre which could seat 6,000 spectators. However, Amman went into a gradual decline over the centuries, and by 1900 was only a small trading post.


In 1922 it became the capital of the Emirate of Transjordan, now the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and now has a population of about one million. It is the commercial and administrative centre of the country.


The old city (Rabbath Ammon), is centred around the Citadel Mound.





Jordan Tour