Saturday, February 23, 2013

Roman Theatre

Today, Robert and I went down town in search of rugs.  Instead, we found some ruins!  This magnificent Roman Theatre was built in the 2nd century AD during the rein of Antoninus Pius (AD 138-61). The theatre has been cut into the the northern side of the hill and it is right in the heart of the city of Amman.  It has the seating capacity of 6000 and there are often productions in the summer time.  We've never been to one, but hopefully we can catch a show in August.

A room full of ancient mosaics

A year ago, I would not have been able to walk up these stairs - today.  I ran them!

I love this picture because you can see the Citadel on the top of the hill.

The back drop to this is downtown, hustle and bustle Amman - very cool!

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