The first of a plethora of sites I visited in Jordan. Nothing could have prepared me for the sheer timeline I was to witness, walking through this archeological wonder. We set off from along the busy streets of Amman winding our way up to the highest hill of Jebel al- Qala’a.
Guarded by two lone military officials, the site, thankfully, wasn’t crowded. Walking in, we stopped at the first look out point and were treated to a fantastic view of the city from above.
Amman Citadel is one of those places in the world that no era of history has left untouched. There is something about places that have been inhabited for a long time that attracts me to them. Unfortunately, Amman citadel is no longer a living space. Standing on one of the 7 hills that form the city of Amman in Jordan, this citadel tells its own story. The story of all those who created it, who conquered it and those who abandoned it. Let me walk you through some of the timestamps that can be seen at Amman Citadel.