Roman Forum, Amman

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    More of the pillasters
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    Under Construction (again)

    by mikey_e Written Nov 22, 2012
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    Much the same as the Roman Theatre (which is right next to it), the Roman Forum was constructed in the 2nd Century AD, when Amman was part of the Roman Empire and known as Philadelphia. Unfortunately, there is not much that can be said about the Forum, as when I was there it was either under restoration or largely boarded up because of the construction of a massive square very close to it. There were, however, various pillars and pillasters on display, but these were left almost as an approach to the theatre, rather than as part of a separate archeological attraction.

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    Roman Forum and Odeon

    by PierreZA Written Jun 6, 2009

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    The Forum, the area in front of the Roman Theatre, is part of the remains of the old Roman city Amman was built on. The colonnaded path in front of the theatre is quite long and impressive.

    The Odeon is facing the Forum and is adjacent to the Roman Theatre. You use the same ticket bought for the Roman Theatre to visit the Odeon. It is beautifully renovated and worth a visit.

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    Roman Ruins

    by wilocrek Written Apr 18, 2009

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    The Roman ruins in Amman are worth seeing for several reasons, for one thing they sit up on a hill that overlooks the city offering terrific views. The ruins themselves, while small, are still another lasting testament to the glory of Rome. Plus the Jordanians don't police the area so tourists are free to climb around and on the ruins...something you can't do in Rome. Also the museum on the site has some interesting things to see including old coins and some Dead Sea Scrolls as well.

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    The Roman Forum

    by MM212 Updated Sep 11, 2008

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    Bordered by the Amphitheatre one side and the Odeon on another, Philadelphia's Forum was one of the largest squares in the Roman Empire. The Forum dates from 190 AD and was the centre of city life during the Roman period. Only small sections of the surrounding colonnades have survived to this day, with the few well-preserved columns captured in the attached photographs. The colonnades were on three sides of this large square, while the northern side opened to a stream now buried under the modern streets.

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    The Forum

    by Djinn76 Written Dec 27, 2004

    Except maybe for the shape, not much left from this huge roman square. It was then know as one of the biggest square of the empire.
    Nowadays this huge square is still a popular meeting point. If you stop by, you can expect some non-english-speaking guys almost forcing you to taste their mint tea… Since nothing is for free, don’t forget to give him a couple of coins…

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