Fragment of colossal Roman Statue, Amman Citadel, Jabal al-Qal'a, Amman, Jordan. This hand fragment belonged to a colossal statue from the Roman period and was found near the Temple of Hercules. The statue is estimated to have stood over 13 metres high making it one of the largest statues from Greco-Roman times. Due to the massiveness of the statue, the temple was attributed to Hercules who was renowned for his physical strength. Downtown Amman cityscape visible in the background. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Fragment of colossal Roman Statue, Amman Citadel, Jabal al-Qal'a, Amman, Jordan. This hand fragment belonged to a colossal statue from the Roman period and was found near the Temple of Hercules. The statue is estimated to have stood over 13 metres high making it one of the largest statues from Greco-Roman times. Due to the massiveness of the statue, the temple was attributed to Hercules who was renowned for his physical strength. Downtown Amman cityscape visible in the background. Picture by...
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