Amman or Rome?

Trip Start Aug 03, 2007
Trip End Aug 01, 2008

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Friday, October 5, 2007

Well, it's Friday so time for another adventure! After going for dinner and beverages at the local pub, we decided to drive downtown to find the Roman Theater in downtown Amman.

Breakfast was these special Ramadan pancakes with peanut butter and jelly. I am not sure that is the proper way to get them but they are great! The pancakes are small and cooked on one side till done and kinda chewy with not much flavor. We-Terry, Keesha, Anita, & Steve left in one car today for Starbucks and the round of coffee. A must have before continuing...

Got back on the road to downtown Amman-it is all down hill and found the Souk for vegtables and fruit and a couple of signs for the theater. We keep driving and ended up NW of the city in a part we had never heard of. Well, that isn't hard to do as there is so much of the area that we have yet to see! Finally found a turn-a-round with a special stop light and headed back to down town. As we are almost back to the Souk, I looked out the window to the left and there it was! We had driven by it and not even realized it and almost missed it again. Got a parking spot and set out to wonder around the site.

Tickets were 1JD/$1.40 to get in and then we were also to see the 2 museums on site. This theater is amazing and seriously, right downtown. I can't tell you how many pictures I had seen of Amman with this as a feature. It looked amazing in the pictures and it lived up to the expectations!

Just a little history...
It is a remnent of Roman Philadelphia and was possibly built during the 2nd century AD during the reign of Antoninus Pius. The theater can seat 6000 and there is a "box seat" were the dignitaries would seat(Keesha & Anita).
And that is about all the information there is!

We also visited the two museums-Folklore and Traditions. There was some amazing local items from jewelry to traditional dress to a camel wedding caravan. Both are worth seeing! Don't worry, you won't get bored as they are not that big but have a not of neat things in it. :-) A couple of tour buses came through and quite a few tourists and then we were off.

Thre rest of the day was a long visit with Steve and Anita and then off to Quiz Knight at the British Pub...
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