007- Early Islamic Period
Simply known as the Palace, this complex was built by the Umayyads in the 8th century CE. It consists of a reception hall, a mosque, a courtyard, a colonnaded street, a bathhouse, and a large cistern. It is located within Amman’s Citadel, which is also the site of the world’s earliest fortifications, early Bronze Age tombs, the Ammonites’ capital, and the remains of the Roman temple of Hercules and a Byzantine basilica. Nearby is the Jordan Archaeological Museum which houses antiquities that date as far back as prehistoric times. The collection includes artifacts from Ain Ghazal and the Dead Sea Copper Scroll.
Jabal al-Qal’a overlooking downtown Amman.