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. 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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  • Hadrian's Arch, Zeus and Artemis temples, the North Theatre, etc. Jerash houses some of the finest Roman ruins outside of Italy. If possible, go in the Spring, wear comfortable shoes, drink plenty of ...  more »
  • For me, 2nd most beautiful site in Jordan after Petra, not to be missed... do not hesitate to spend time walking on the lane connecting the two doors accompanied by a good guide able to support the old stones
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