Roman Theater
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Sit and Imagine Roman Life in the Theater
When Rome ran these parts, Amman was known as Philadelphia and flourished as a vital stop on the trade routes north and south. The 6,000-seat theater dates from the 2nd century AD and is one of the only remnants of Roman rule in the city. Climb to the top tier for good views over the downtown area and across to Jebel al-Qala'at above. Then head to the small but beautifully curated Museum of Popular Traditions (to the left as you enter the theater) to check out some seriously intricate examples of Bedouin embroidery and jewelry.
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