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Jerash Ruins, Jerash

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Continuously occupied for more than 6,500 years, Jerash Ruins presents one of the best examples of ancient Roman provincial town planning. Neolithic remains found on site indicate millennia of inhabitants even before General Pompey captured the city in 63 BCE and initiated the development of a Roman city. The ruins are well-preserved because the city was buried under sand for centuries before their rediscovery in 1806. Be prepared with water and comfortable shoes to spend a lot of time walking in order to see the ruins of the theater, forum, temples, and bathhouses, among many other structures. To visit Jerash Ruins on your holiday in Jerash, and find out what else Jerash has to offer, use our Jerash holiday planner.
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  • After having climbed all of Petra we had to wonder whether or not subjecting yourself to another hard climb through an ancient ruin of a city would be worthwhile. Jerash is the largest most complete G...  more »
  • An ancient Roman city that has been partically uncovered. Lots to walk around and climb over to see it all the arch is quite impressive and there is a souvenier market at the entrance.  more »
  • I visited Rome last year and I would say, this site is maybe even more impressive. The temples and amphitheaters are in very good condition. I could easily imagine the Romans living, trading, and play...  more »