Philadelphia (modern day Amman) was built upon several older settlement extending back into the Iron Age. Philadelphia was one of the Decapolis cities during the time of the Roman Empire.


Remains of the Temple of Hercules on the acropolis in Amman, Jordan.

Remains of the Temple of Hercules on the acropolis in Amman, Jordan.

The Roman theater and odeon in downtown Amman, Jordan.

Closeup of the Roman odeon in downtown Amman, Jordan.

Closeup of the Roman theater in downtown Amman, Jordan.

Columns of the Temple of Hercules on the acropolis in Amman, Jordan.

Corinthian capital on the acropolis of Amman, Jordan.

Corinthiain capital on the acropolis of Amman, Jordan.

Clusters of grapes on a relief on the acropolis of Amman, Jordan.

Relief decoration of a wreath on the acropolis of Amman, Jordan.

Gigantic fingers from the cult statue on the acropolis in Amman, Jordan.

Gigantic elbow from the cult statue on the acropolis in Amman, Jordan.

Marble statue of Daedalus from the acropolis of Amman, Jordan.

Professor Michael Fuller lecturing to members of an AIA tour group while on the acropolis of Amman during January of 2010.
Photographs taken in 2010

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