The Jordanian capital of Amman is often associated with Byzantine Roman runs due to its famed Citadel Hill, which holds the often-visited coliseum, but for some reason, few actually think of that other signal expression of its importance to the Byzantines at the time: its bishopric. Amman was still Philadelphia when the Amman Byzantine Church was built in the 6th century (it was renamed about a century later), and the Byzantine Church is thus among the oldest of its ruins from this period under Rome.
The church ruins may be found on foot, and are in fact generally accessed that way by most people. On Nimer bin Adwan Street, trek up the incline until you reach the side-path that leads to the church (ask locals or your tour guide for help). Its location on Citadel Hill [Read more…]