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Jerash Ruins, Jerash

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Must see · Ruin · Tourist Spot
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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  • I explored the southern half in the late afternoon and the northern part the next morning to avoid the heat of the day. I kind of rushed it but if you really want to do the place justice take 2 days.....  more »
  • It was an amazing experience since the last time I visited. The weather was amazing. We enjoyed our tour very much.  more »
  • The basic layout of the city is there, quite large, likely not able to see everything. Most interesting is at the two streets intersection: confirmation of traffic circle, for the old chariots...  more »

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