Temple of Hercules, Amman

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Temple of Hercules is a historic site in the Amman Citadel in Amman, Jordan. It is thought to be the most significant Roman structure in the Amman Citadel. According to an inscription the temple was built when Geminius Marcianus was governor of the Province of Arabia (AD 162-166), in the same period as the Roman theater in Amman.
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  • Next to the citadel these remains of an ancient roman temple overlook the city offering great views in almost all directions.  more »
  • The Temple of Hercules honoring the Roman hero and god is the most important Roman structure in the Amman Citadel. It dates to 161-166 AD. It’s thought the temple was not finished because they are...  more »
  • Historical place. This is a must see especially if you have Jordan pass. The entrance to the site is free with Jordan pass. There are no food courts here. There's a great view from here on all sides. Museum located here has a very rich collection.
  • There's not much remaining of this temple on Amman Citadel but whatever is there is pretty decent. A few tall columns, some intricate pieces, lots of stones and ... the Hand of Hercules, which supposedly belonged to a huge statue of Hercules. It feels very nice to stroll around this area in the bright morning sun and the views of the city are amazing.
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