The 22nd of January 2011
The Citadel National Historic Site, perched on top of Jabal al-Qal'a (one of the city hills) was used as a settlement and a fortress during the Bronze Age (1800 BC).
Its view is overwhelming with the 162-166 AD Temple of Hercules and the Umayyad Mosque and Palace Dome remains, not to mention what is left of the 5th and 6th Centuries AD Byzantine Basilica.
The Audience Hall (Left). The Temple of Hercules (Right).