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July 14, 2015

a pxAmman City Center.

The large poster to the right is commemorating the Jordanian pilot, Muath Safi Yousef al-Kasasbeh, who was captured by the Islamic State and brutally murdered.

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Just beside the street above is the Roman theatre — the largest theatre in Jordan — with room for 6,000 spectators. Thought to have been built between 138 and 161 AD by the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius.

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Above the Roman Theatre are tree three large posters of King Abdullah, his father King Hussein and his son, Crown Prince Hussein.

Although Jordan is a constitutional monarchy, the king holds wide executive and legislative powers. He serves as Head of State and Commander-in-Chief.

(April 2015)

4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 17, 2015 6:07 pm

    The Romans where “everywhere” – so you seems to have been😉

    Liked by 2 people

    • July 24, 2015 10:47 pm

      Status as a superpower is something that has changed much between different countries over time, today’s Romans / Italy represents not a great nation anymore….

      Like

  2. July 18, 2015 12:52 am

    I second the above!!

    Liked by 1 person

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