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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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  • Of all the Roman ruins I have been this seems well preserved. Takes about 2 hours to do a full tour and soak in the atmosphere. The entrance fee is free if it is part of the Jordanian pass. 
  • As part of a day tour from Amman we visited the Roman ruins at the city Jerash about 120 kilometres north of Amman. This ancient city, a close second to Petra on the list of popular destinations in Jo...  more »
  • A must see, the amphitheatre speechless but we must rise to the top where you can admire a superb view. To see, review and go back. If you go to Jordan you can't not go to Jerash.
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