- Downtown Amman, known locally as al-Balad,is the old downtown commercial area of Amman, Jordan.The Balad is the oldest section of the city, being the one that was originally inhabited during the Neolithic period around 6500 B.C. The seven jabals, or hills, around it were occupied during the same time and formed the perimeter of the young city, most notably the Citadel atop Citadel Hill. Downtown Amman is made up of a myriad of souq, markets and independently-owned businesses. The area's long history leaves a large number of historical sites, such as the Citadel, the Omayyad Palace, and the Roman Amphitheater.
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