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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  • Visited as part of jordan Tour and was 2nd best location after Petra. Very well preserved Roman city. Guide very informative and educational. Great bagpipe playing in auditorium - Scottish songs! High...  more »
  • This was an incredible restoration from Roman and Byzantine times. As impressive as Pompeii. Also note that Jesus and John the Baptist walked these hills.  more »
  • I didn't know that in Jordan there are the remains of a Roman city so vast and well preserved. The oval Plaza and the Colonnade are a sight. Deserves a guided tour. Theatres are well preserved and still maintain their structure and function. The price for 10 JD are well spent
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