Saturday, August 18, 2012


Wow, wow, wow!  It has been a week and we have fallen in love with the city, the people and the food!  I know it hasn't taken long so it goes to show that we have made the right choice by moving here.

Today, we were meant to go to the Dead Sea, but Robert had a bad night sleep (jet lag) and was awake for most of the night with a horrid headache so we chose to stay in the city and do a bit of tourism in Amman.

We went to the Citadel.  Apparently the Citadel sits on the highest hill in Amman and is the site of ancient Rabbath-Ammon or "Great City of the Ammonites".  Whilst we were on this amazing hill or Jabel as it is called here, it was the call to prayer (adhan).  This experience was magical!  The muezzin echoed throughout the entire city.  It was very cool!!

The 5th tallest flag pole in the world.

Amman is an ancient city that has been continuously inhabited. The Citadel is a great place to go to experience the antiquity of Amman

Showing the different times of settlement in Amman.
 At the end of the year, the school will host a graduation down there in the Amphitheatre.

Roman Amphitheatre

I love this place :)

What they believe the Temple of Hercules would have looked like.

The Temple of Hercules

This temple was built during the reign of Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-80).

Buzzy Bee


My hero!

Hercules Hand

National Archaeological Museum

An ancient skull (6000 years old) found in Jericho.

A cool map of the area.

The museum houses many items dating back to the Bronze age .

An old Mosque

Umayyad Palace

This is believed to be the work of the Umayyad Arabs (AD 720).  It was once the home of the governor of Amman.  It was destroyed by an earthquake in AD 749 and was never fully rebuilt.

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