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9. Jabal Al-Qal’a, “The Citadel.”
A historical site in the center of the country’s capital, The Citadel stands tall atop one of the seven hills that originally made up the city. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world: there is evidence of people living there since the Neolithic period. The hill later became the capital of the biblical kingdom of Ammon, and was later occupied by Babylonians, Ptolemies, Seleucids, Romans, Byzantines, and the Ummayads. Today, the remains of the uncompleted Roman temple of Hercules, a Byzantine church, and a Ummayad Palace can still be visited.

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