This page cannot be viewed in frames

Go to page

If you have found a spelling error, please, notify us by selecting that text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

Fingers and Temple of Hercules in Amman

This post is also available in: Polish (polski)

Fingers and Temple of Hercules in Amman
Fingers and Temple of Hercules in Amman

The bent fingers that were once part of Hercules’ large dowry. The statue was probably even 12 meters high and was located in front of the Temple of Hercules in Amman (Jordan).

The statue in question was perhaps the largest marble statue of its kind in history to have been damaged by an earthquake. Only three fingers and an elbow have survived.

The temple was built between 162-166 CE, that is during the reign of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. The building was 30 meters long and 24 wide. Its portico faced east and was surrounded by about 10 meters high columns.

Scientists believe that the fact that no more columns have survived, it is possible that the building has not been fully completed.

IMPERIUM ROMANUM needs your support!

Your financial help is needed, in order to maintain and develop the website. Even the smallest amounts will allow me to pay for further corrections, improvements on the site and pay the server. I believe that I can count on a wide support that will allow me to devote myself more to my work and passion, to maximize the improvement of the website and to present history of ancient Romans in an interesting form.

Support IMPERIUM ROMANUM!

News from world of ancient Rome

If you want to be up to date with news and discoveries from the world of ancient Rome, subscribe to the newsletter.

Subscribe to newsletter!

Roman bookstore

I encourage you to buy interesting books about the history of ancient Rome and antiquity.

Check out bookstore

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: