The City on Seven Hills

Saturday, April 07, 2007

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In the Roman period, Amman was a favorite to Roman soldiers because, like Rome, it was built on seven hills. Today, the city spans over 13 hills. But can anyone list the original seven?

7 Comments:

Blogger manal yusuf said...

let me give it a try

1- jabal amman
2- jabal al-hussien
3- jabal al-weibdeh
4- jabal al-nouzha
those 4 im sure of

then there's:
5- jabal al-natheef
6- jabal al-taj
7- jabal el-naser
8- jabal al-natheef
9- jabal al-mareekh

4/07/2007 10:53 AM  
Anonymous Qwaider قويدر said...

I think The original ones are the ones surrounding the Qal3a.
So
1- Jabal El Qalaa
2- Jabal Amman
3- Jabal Lwaibdeh
4- Jabal Jofeh (behind the roman amphetheatre
5) Jabal El Taj/Ashrafyyeh
6) Jabal El Qosoor
7) Jabal el Hussain

I'm not positive, but wanted to help. Confidence level in the 80% range

4/07/2007 12:53 PM  
Anonymous hamede said...

1-al husain
2-alwibdah
3-amman
4-al nadeef
5-al ashrafeya
6-al taj
7-al qal3ah

4/07/2007 5:56 PM  
Blogger joladies said...

please Qwaider, we do not have any amphitheatres in Jordan, they are theatres. Amphitheatres are like the Colesium in Rome - either circular or nearly circular! T

4/07/2007 6:48 PM  
Anonymous Qwaider قويدر said...

Joladies, My bad. I thought that's what is called.

4/07/2007 10:45 PM  
Blogger Jad said...

Why does it matter? Are they coming back ?

4/08/2007 3:13 PM  
Anonymous Gradly said...

yes Qwaider it's called "Mudarraj Romani" Roman Amphitheatre ..

4/19/2007 9:58 AM  

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