Byzantine Ruins, Amman Citadel, Jordan

Byzantine Ruins, Amman Citadel, Jordan

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Caption: Ruins of a Byzantine church at the Amman Citadel. The Amman Citadel is a national historic site at the centre of downtown Amman, Jordan. Known in Arabic as Jabal al-Qal'a, the L-shaped hill is one of the seven jabals that originally made up Amman. Evidence of occupation since the pottery Neolithic period has been found, making it among the world's oldest continuously inhabited places. The Byzantine Empire was the predominantly Greek-speaking continuation of the Roman Empire during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages.

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Keywords: amman, archaeological, archaeology, archeology, byzantine, byzantine empire, church, citadel, column, historic, historical, history, jabal al-qala, jordan, kingdom of jordan, late roman, middle east, middle eastern, national historic site, ruins, site, tourist attraction, travel destination

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