Sunday, June 10, 2012

By: Wahokia

Jun 11 2012

Category: Amman, Jordan


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Amman, Jordan — like several other ancient cities, including Rome — traditionally sat on seven hills. The city long ago expanded far beyond that. In Amman, man has inhabited these hills for 12,000 years. At the center is the Citadel hill. It is dominated by the  remnants of a Roman temple to Hercules. The view from here looks across a steep valley to a 5,000-seat amphitheater carved into an adjacent hill. At the base of the Citadel — between the hill and the amphitheater — Uriah the Hittite met his demise when King David ordered his army to pull back and leave the Hittite to die after David’s affair with Uriah’s wife, Bathsheba.

2 comments on “Sunday, June 10, 2012”

  1. I seriously appreciate all the tough work you have done keeping this place available
    for everyone. I really hope this remains for a good
    long time.

  2. Miss those holiday images, Bill. You posting somewhere else? Hope you and your family are having a great Thanksgiving! Shawn

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