Castle Hill is the commanding heights of Amman. It used to be the first fortress in Amman and is closely related to the history of Amman.
From the 11th century BC, the kingdom of Amon, who worshipped the Egyptian sun god, built the capital on the castle hill. Later, in 300 BC, the Macedonian kingdom built Philadelphia again, and the Arabs built it around AD. Amir Palace.
Castle Hill is the best place to overlook Amman. Ascending to the top of the mountain, the entire white buildings of Amman's urban area are scattered and lined up, especially in the evening. The whole city is slowly welcoming the night when the night is coming. It is really shocking.
Castle Hill is the commanding heights of Amman. It used to be the first fortress in Amman and is closely related to the history of Amman. From the 11th century BC, the kingdom of Amon, who worshipped the Egyptian sun god, built the capital on the Castle Hill. Later, 300 years before the park, the Macedonian kingdom built Philadelphia again. Later, the Arabs built the Amir Palace. Today, in the Castle Hill you can see the three walls of the era, they witness the historical changes of Amman. Castle Hill is also the best place to overlook Amman. Ascend to the top of the mountain, the entire Amman city is high and low, and the rows of white buildings are in front of you. You will have a more perceptual understanding of the reputation of Amman's "White City".
This ruin on the top of Castle Hill is the beginning of Jordanian civilization. In the eleventh century BC, a group of Egyptians who were abandoned after the defeat came to the place with the faith of Amon, and established their own small kingdom on the top of the mountain. It was called Abbas Amon.
Because Amman is located at the intersection of Europe, Asia and Africa on three continents, the military is in a battleground. Therefore, Amman has been subjected to foreign aggression many times in history. It was occupied by Assyrians, Persians and Greeks, and later became Rome. The province of the empire. After
West Asia was conquered by the Roman Empire, the Roman emperor routinely conducted a patrol of the land of the East during the coronation. One was to familiarize the manager with his land, and the other was to let the emperor's ceremonial ceremonies serve the Quartet. Anthony Asylum, one of the emperors, was on this tour, and after seeing the shape of the hill, he built a temple on the top of the mountain for his most adored Hercules, only from the few remaining today. The roots of the temple can be seen at the root of the temple.
Now I can find the hand of the statue of Hercules abandoned in the ruins. It is as big as two of me. When the conquered nomads saw the Hercules on the top of the mountain, it was the Holy Roman. The solemn momentum of the empire makes people feel uncomfortable.
JOJO’s wonderful trip
After visiting the world heritage site, the ruins of the ancient city of Jerash, he rushed to Amman, the capital of Jordan, to visit the Castle Hill. In the setting sun, the Castle Hill of the ancient Roman ruins and the Jordanian capital shine together, and there is a feeling of crossing time and space.
Castle Hill is the best location overlooking downtown Amman. When you climb the summit, you can see the ancient Roman theater at the foot of the mountain, like a half ring inlaid in the city. High-low, staggered buildings lined up in front of you. Overlooking the old city of Amman, the houses are interlaced, and there is no shortage of neatness in the mess. There is no shortage of mottled. A huge Jordanian flag is flying and hunting, this is the largest national flag in the world.
The National Archaeological Museum of Amman is in the Castle Hill and is the smallest museum I have seen so far. The Dead Sea Scrolls are the most important antiquities of the museum.