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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  • Jerash is a large area like any other ancient civilization cites with ruins ranging from places of worship, streets, market, roman theater, baths etc. This is one of the well preserved in Jordan. You ...  more »
  • One of the largest and most complete ruins I have been to, and really not sure why it is not better known. Well, I went on a very hot day during Ramadan so there were probably even fewer visitors than...  more »
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