The Roman Theater of Amman
The visit to Amman is complete when you get to know the Roman Theater. So much so that some tour guides start the city tour at this place, considered an architectural relic created more than 2,000 years ago during the Roman domination, when Amman was chosen capital of the Roman Empire and was still called Philadelphia. At that time, its leader, Antoninus Pius, was known as the most peaceful Emperor in history, and thanks to this leadership philosophy, the city recorded a period of manifestations of art, science and culture everywhere - improvement that in turn motivated the construction of this Roman Theatre. Like other Roman theatres, their seats were divided and reserved by social classes and could hold up to 6,000 people. In 1957 the government began a restoration process, but unfortunately it did not strictly preserve the replacement of original materials and structures, thus it lost some authenticity from what it was in the past. Despite this, it is still a unique beauty. And from its top you can have a wide and fascinating view of the city.