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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  • A jewel of history! Explore the ruins was a wonderful experience! Luckily we went early and there were not many people.
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  • Great area with much to see. I recommend to come early before the groups are coming. Highlight are two musicians in the south amphitheater. Sadly there are no chariot races. Would be amazing to see th...  more »
  • It was my first experience of Jordan. It showed the lovely country to be at the crossroads of history. Amazing the trade was so similar then as it is today. That traders sought almost the same things ...  more »

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