Amman

Raghadan Flagpole. 410-416 feet tall, depending on what number you want to believe. The flag measures 200 ft x 100 ft. The Ummayad Palace on the grounds of Citadel Hill (Jabal al-Qal'a).
Modern wood dome support. Close-up of the dome. Palace wall carvings.
Colonnaded street. In high winds, they have to lower the flag to reduce the amount of noise it makes. King Abdullah Mosque, Amman's largest mosque that can hold up to 10,000 people.
The Roman Temple of Hercules. Built in the 2nd century A.D. by the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Each column is 33 feet tall. Some people think construction was never actually completed.
Some weird bugs. Stragglers. Fragments of the Dead Sea scrolls.
Can't really tell what this is supposed to be. Another statue in the Jordan Archaeological Museum. Pottery shards.
Weird lookin' dude. Brazier from the 8th century A.D. Roman statue.
Yerah Azar statue. Water bowl. Close-up of the center.
Downtown Amman. View of the Roman Amphitheater from Citadel Hill. Amman was originally built on seven hills, but now it covers nineteen.
Mosque of Abu Darwish, built in 1961. A downtown mosque. Close-up of the Roman Amphitheater.
Roman-era carving. The Temple of Hercules on Citadel Hill, as seen from the amphitheater. The Roman Amphitheater, with a 6,000 person capacity.
Built in the 2nd century A.D. during the reign of the Roman Emperor Antonius Pius. Jordanian Desert Patrol. Wearing the red and white kufeyiah.
Theater costume. Caged bird mosaic. Deer mosaic.
Exiting the Roman Amphitheater. The minarets of the Hussein Mosque. Amman suburbs.
Driving by the King Abdullah Mosque. Statue in the Amman shopping area right by my hotel. Made the hotel really easy to find. Hotel room.
Picture during the flight to Amman.

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