NymphaeumApprox. Time: 1 hours
Activity Level: Easiest

One of Jordan's finest archaeological excavations is this magnificent ancient fountain. Amman’s chief fountain, or Nymphaeum, stands with its back to Quraysh Street. Much of the fountain, which was completed in 191 CE, is hidden from public view by private houses and shops. The Nymphaeum is believed to have contained a 600 square meter pool, three meters deep, which was continuously refilled with fresh water. Jordan’s Department of Antiquities is currently excavating the Nymphaeum, and ultimately hopes to restore the site to its original structure by 2010.

Courtesy of Jordan Tourism Board