Jerash Ruins, Jerash

4.9
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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  • Immense archeologic site of a Roman city. The most impressive I've ever seen outside of Rome itself. You can easily walk around for a day or longer. Very well preserved and the mains spots come with.....  more »
  • One of my favourite parts of Jordan was the city of Jerash, definitely worth the visit. You will need all day at Jerash though to explore the ruins. Not much of it is shaded, so make sure you take a.....  more »
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