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Amman, the capital of the modern Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is a city with thousands of years of history interwoven with a modern facade. Its heart is an ancient Roman Amphitheater adjacent to a busy boulevard that comes to life at night with families and local youth out for a stroll. Citadel Hill and its ancient ruins loom above the modern city. The top offers a sweeping view to the Old Souq central market, and the glittering shopping malls, high-rise hotels, and office buildings of West Amman.