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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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  • I loved the Acropolis, reminds me of Pompeii and the Forum in Rome, it is an amazing place and is very well preserved is a must-see in Jordan I recommend it widely, dress shoes because there is so much to walk and take a bottle of water to hydrate yourself
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  • Beautiful Roman city Grand and in part still to be excavated. Well preserved amphitheatre, and the oval Plaza. We were lucky enough to visit assisted by Mahdi Yanes: a pleasant and competent guide but also a person of great sensitivity that in a few hours we did know and love his ground and made me want to come back with more time to spare.
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  • He joint monumental of Jerash is one of them best preserved of it civilization Roman and Byzantine together with them of Palmira and the cities buried in the sand of Libya. He origin of the city is dates back to the period of the bronze ones 3200 before J.c. and the ruins of what know is of the century I after JC, to highlight, the Racecourse, theatre, Temple of Artemis and the Forum oval. It was one of the 10 most important cities of the Roman Empire of the East, in the 7th century it was invaded by the Persians and was abandoned from an earthquake of the year 746 dc, which almost destroyed it completely. From then until to late of the century XIX is installed outside the walls a community of Circassians was abandoned, reason by which is so well preserved since but had been quarry in the construction of another new
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