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Amman, 2500 feet above sea level, is the capital of Jordan and the center of economic activity in the country. Amman, ancient Philadelphia, has very fine Greek, Roman and Arab monuments, among them is the Citadel which also houses the National Museum and the Roman theatre which has been re-constructed and has a seating capacity of 5000 spectators.

Petra, 288 kilometers south of Amman, is the unique and incomparably beautiful City carved by the Nabataeans, an Arab tribe, out of hard rock around the 5th century B.C. The Siq, Al Khazneh (the Treasury) and the Monastery are amongst its noted sites.  

Hebren, 44 kilometers south of Jerusalem, is one of the oldest towns in the world. Al-Ibrahimi Mosque encloses the tombs of Abraham, his wife Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Leah and Rebecca. 

Madaba, 32 kilometers south of Amman, is originally a Moabite town where the visitor may see the map of the Holy Land in mosaic which dates back to the 6th century A.D. Not far from Madaba is Mount Nebo.

Umm Qais, 150 kilometers north of Amman, is ancient Gadara, an important town f the Decapolis. The remains of three theatres, a temple and a street of columns may be seen.  


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