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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  • August 17, 2017
    ancient city shows the ancient city built more than 6500 years ago. it is well preserved and you can see the roman architecture with its fountains,drains, theater, temples.it was hidden under sand and...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Located north of Amman this is a large set of ruins with two theatres, and a very impressive colonnaded central plaza and approach streets There is also a hippodrome with a partially re constructed se...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Came for the afternoon and evening session during the annual festival. The ruins are a sight to behold and there are many examples of temples and other buildings of this ancient city. The 800 metres o...  more »

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