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Trip to Jordan - Google Translation


Jerash, 48 km north of Amman, set to be one of the largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the universe outside Italy. To this day, it's colonnaded streets, theaters, baths, plazas and arches remain in marvelous condition.

The stunning condition of Jerash, literally will take you in a "time Machine" to a 2000 years back in time, archeologists lately confirmed that human's occupied this location for more than 6500 years.

Therefore a history lesson is a must to truly grasp the uniqueness of this place; Jerash is a blend of the Greco-Roman world of the Mediterranean basin and the ancient traditions of the Arab Orient. Indeed, the name of the city itself reflects this interaction. The earliest Arab/Semitic inhabitants, who lived in the area during the pre-classical period of the first millenium BCE, named their village Garshu. The Romans later Hellenised the former Arabic name of Garshu into Gerasa, and the Bible refers to "the region of the Gerasenes" (Mark 5:1; Luke 8:26). At the end of the 19th century, the Arab and Circassian inhabitants of the small rural settlement transformed the Roman Gerasa into the Arabic Jerash..

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Jerash Jerash This ancient Roman amphitheatre at Jerash is quite a well-preserved, though small examples of Roman architecture. The centre-floor is decorated in marble work. The South Gate at Jerash in Jerash City The Propylaeum at Jerash in Jerash City
The Hippodrome at Jerash in Jerash City.jpg The Forum at Jerash in Jerash City The Church of Saint Theodore at Jerash in Jerash City South Theatre, Jerash Pillars at Jerash
Jerash Streets Jerash - the Temple of Zeus Columns of the Temple of Artemis at Jerash in Jerash City At least 15 Byzantine churches have been discovered in Jerash and presumably there are even more of them still hidden in the ground.. Jerash
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