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Temple of Hercules at Amman/Philadelpheia

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jeffrey Becker Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
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The Temple of Hercules is located within the Amman Citadel in Amman, Jordan. The temple was built during the administration of Geminius Marcianus, ca. 162-166.

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The hexastyle temple measured ca. 30 x 24 meters and its order height was ca. 10 meters. A number of its columns were re-used in the construction of the nearby Byzantine church. The sanctuary included a colossal statue of Hercules that is estimated at over 12 meters in height.

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Jeffrey Becker, 'Temple of Hercules at Amman/Philadelpheia: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2021 <> [accessed: 23 September 2023]

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