Central Region



At one time Amman was the Ammonite capital of Rabbatt-Ammon. Centuries later, under the Romans, the city became part of the Decapolis. On August 16th AD 636, Al-Waleed Bin Abi Sufian conquered Amman.

Nweijees Palace
Is a Roman tomb that dates back to the second century AD.

Iraq Al-Amir
Was built by Hercanus (an Ammonite family member) in the beginning of the second century AD .

Features a small theater, or Odeon, which dates back to the second century AD.

Temple of Hercules
Is a temple that was built by the Romans on the remains of an Ammonite temple in the second century AD.

The Ammonite Palace
Is a palace built by Al-Waleed the Second.

Al-Rojm Al-Malfoof
Is an ancient citadel with towers around the city from the period of the Ammonites.

The Basilica of Al-Weibda Mountain
Is located in the Arts Villa and dates back to the sixth century CE.

Ahil Al-Kahf
Is a cave which is believed to have been the one mentioned in Surat Al-Kahf in the Holy Quran. It is surrounded by a number of Byzantine and Roman tombs.

Umm al-Rasass (mifa'a)
Among the most important churches are the Church of Istifan AD 719 and the tower of Sam'aan Al-Amoodi the recluse.

‘Ain Ghazal
Is located to the north of Amman. It was a city during the Neolithic Age and dates back to around 10,000 BC.

Amman Theater
Is the most obvious and impressive relic of ancient Philadelphia.

Houris' Drinking Fountain
Located in the town center is a group of fountains decorating the Roman Street which extends from the theatre to the town center.

Is a place where two Byzantine churches were discovered, one of which is decorated with mosaics.

Kurbat Al-Korsi
Lies to the west of Amman and features the ruins of an Ammonite tower, a Byzantine church and monastery, and an Umayyad mosque.

Is the most impressive building of the Citadel, known simply as Al-Qasr ("the Palace"), and dates back to the Islamic Umayyad period.


Al Salt


Al-Salt or Saltoos
Was described in Latin as meaning “the treed mountains”. Al-Salt was also known as the Holy Salt. Additionally, it is mentioned in the writings of Heraclius the Greek geographer.

The Tomb of Yosha' the Prophet
It is believed that the Tomb of Yosha' is located to the northwest of Salt.

Is located twelve kilometers from Amman and is a place with an ecclesiastic complex that dates back to the Byzantine period.

The Hill of Jadoor
Is on the way from Salt down to Al-Aghwar.The Hill of Jadoor is clearly visible to the south.

The Castle
Was built by the Sultan Al-Malik in AD 1220.

The Hill of Nimreen
Is the location of an archaeological discovery in 1980. At that time some mosaics and the remains of a church were found on the hill, which is located to the east of southern Shona.

Wadi Al-Kharrar
Is a valley leading to the Jordan River with churches on each side of the valley, and a place of baptism.

T he Church of Johanna
Is a Byzantine Church on the side of Wadi Al-Kharrar. It was renamed the Church of Johanna Polis the Second.

The Hill of Mariliass
Dates back to the late Roman and the Byzantine periods. It is home to many caves and pools and was used for baptisms.

The Church of Jal'ad
Is a Byzantine church in the village of Jal'ad.

The Tomb of Hreiz
Is believed to be the tomb of the brother of the Prophet Yusuf (Joseph) (PBUH) and the tomb of Shoaib (Jethro) the Prophet (PBUH).


Al Zarqa and the Desert Palaces



Is Jordan's second-largest city, Salah Eddin passed through Al-Zarqa while he was leading his armies from Bilad Al-Sham to Cairo.

Qasir Al-Mushatta

Is located close to the Queen Alia International Airport. It is a castle with an Umayyad palace decorated in an elaborate Islamic style.


Was one of the Umayyad’s most important agricultural locations. It is also where Yazeed Bin Mo'awiyeh, the second Umayyad Caliph, built a palace.


Is an Umayyad palace in Jordan which is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It features, inter alia, a luxurious bath house and is one of the most colorfully frescoed Umayyad palaces.


Is a castle situated in a historically significant strategic position, which is considered to have been important to Sham, Iraq, and Hejaz. The structure was also used by the Byzantines and the Umayyad before it was redesigned and fortified by the Mamluks.

Hammam Al-Sarah

Is located close to Al-Hallabatand and is believed to have been the property of the king Hisham Bin Abd Al-Malik.

Qasir Al-Hallabat

Is an Umayyad palace which was built on the remains of a Roman camp used for the protection of convoys.

The Palace of Shubeib

Was at one time a Roman fort.

Kurbat Al-Samra

Lies to the northeast of Zarqa. Most of its remains date back to the sixth and seventh centuries AD.




Madaba is Jordan’s Mosaic Capital and the city of churches. Mentioned on the Obelisk of Misha’, the city was once under the control of the Moabites, and then was recovered by the Ammonites. Madaba later flourished under Nabataean rule and during the Byzantine and Umayyad periods.

Roman Orthodox Church

Was built on the site of an earlier Byzantine church. Its floor is adorned with a map made of mosaics, which chronicles events in the 6th century AD and depicts Jordan, Palestine and Egypt.

Mount Nebo

Is the location of one of the tombs erected for the Prophet Moses .


Is a village near one of Jordan’s undiscovered gems - the ancient fortress of Herod the Great, Machaerus. It is said that there Herod Antipas beheaded the Prophet Yahya (John).

The Hill of Husban

Features the remains of a Roman settlement. During the Umayyad period it became a guest house.

The Kurba of Alexander

Is a settlement that dates back to the Bronze Age. Later the ruins were occupied by the Nabataeans.


Is the 9th century Moabite capital located to the south of Madaba. It is famous for the Obelisk of Misha’, a Nabataean temple, a Roman settlement, and Nabataean as well as Umayyad settlements.

Misha’ Obelisk

Is an obelisk made of basalt that was discovered in the town of Theeban around the end of the 19th century and is now located in the Louvre, Paris. The obelisk speaks of Misha’, the King of Moab, and his exploits.


Is a place with three churches that were built to the west of Madaba in AD 6.

The Castle of Za'faran
Is a castle that is located to the southeast of Madaba, which features a Roman control tower.