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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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  • Wow, Wow and wow again! Stunning, spacious & one of the best preserved Roman cities around the world. 2 very well preserved Roman theatre - there's summer performances many temple (the Temple of Artemis is the most impressive) and the most impressive: the Colonnade Street cardo maximus. In addition to Petra that unbestriitene MUST SEE in Jordan with significantly fewer tourists. Shortly before sunset, alone on the cardo maximus - the illuminated pillars, we were an impressive experience. Plan to be at least 2 hours. The system is very extensive.
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  • Interestingly, saw a lot of amphitheaters, and better saved and worse, but in the Dzharashe-us impressed. Is it some grandeur, lightness and monumentality simultaneously.
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  • We have extremely enjoyed chose much, there is a lot to see, about 2-3 hours minimum after Petra for me best regards ruins, well-preserved and easy gait, disturbing me stalls scattered around the enclosure,
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