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. Put Jerash Ruins on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Jerash online day trip planner .
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  • Nice place to go when visiting the north part of Jordan. The site is surrended by the city which give a special mix of old and new building.  more »
  • Very large old Roman complex. Impressive to walk through the large old remainings, though there is still much to restore. Beware there is almost no shade, so bring stuff against the hot sun.  more »
  • I tried to get there by bus from the bus terminal in the north of Amman, but the bus didn't come, so I ended up negotiating with a taxi driver who was nearby and was able to go there in 10JD with an Australian who was waiting for the bus with me. On the way back, I took a shared bus, but one person requested 3JD. It's actually 1JD, so be careful not to be fooled. The Ruins of Jerash are very large! Especially in August, the sunist is strong. Prevention is essential because there are few shadows to rest. Artemis temple ruins are famous, but there are plenty of attractions after the church where frescoes remain. I think that it is good to go early in the morning and look around while it is cool.
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