Sitting on the largest hill in Amman, the Jebel al-Qala’a is a complex of ancient ruins that dates back to the bronze and iron ages. Find yourself an Amman hotel to lodge in during the visit and Millennium Hotel Amman is a favourite hotel in Amman Jordan of many who wander towards this fascinating corner of the earth. An extensive complex of royal and residential buildings, temples and a multitude of other structures, it is believed to be dating back to about AD 720, having been built and rebuilt over the years. The historical significance of this structure is indeed gargantuan. The most important artefacts however must be the Ain Ghazal statues, dating back to 6500 BC, and some of the world’s earliest sculpture amongst which one finds the head from a statue of the Greek goddess Tyche and some Egyptian-style carvings. The complex is protected by 1700m-long walls, indicating the importance that this complex bore to the many civilizations that had used this space as citadel, cities and royal quarters of many generations and reigns.
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