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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Temple of Hercules in Amman, Jordan

I´m sharing today this amazing photograph of the Temple of Hercules in Amman, Jordan, by Robert Clark and posted at National
At first glance, I was astonished to see the fingers and thought if they were digitally manipulated to create a surrealist picture, given the scale of the hand, compared to the temple´s ruins. But:

¨Imposing architecture and art followed Roman armies to the farthest flung corners of the empire. The curled fingers were part of a statue that may have stood over 40 feet tall at the Temple of Hercules, in Amman, Jordan, around A.D. 160. Romans knew the city as Philadelphia.¨

Her is the original link that also contains Clark´s web site:

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