The legend of the Seven Sleepers is a famous one that rings throughout the city’s cultural and archaeological identity – although it has been shared with other locations around world, including Ephesus in Turkey. Check into a centrally located Amman hotel such as the Millennium Hotel Amman, which is a charming choice of hotel in Amman Jordan to host your time here. The seven sleepers of legend are 7 Christian boys who suffered persecution at the hands of Roman Emperor Trajan. They hid in the cave and promptly fell asleep within the cool confines of the cave’s interiors. Time passed outside, days, weeks, months, years, before they finally rubbed their eyes awake – 309 years later. This legend has captured the imagination of the region, with several other locations, such as Ephesus in Turkey, all claiming the title of the Seven Sleeper cave. Amongst the other items of interest you can see here, are two ruins of mosques above and below the cave. Leading off from the main cave are a series of smaller caves used as burial sites (bones can be spotted through a crack in the sealed entrances.) It is an intriguing site swathed in mystery and legend, and merits a visit the next time you’re in Amman.