JERASH

 

Jerash, one of the largest and best-preserved Roman cities in the Middle East, lies in a broad valley among the biblical mountains of Gilead, about 50 kilometres north of the Jordanian capital, Amman; You will enter JERASH through the monumental South Gate and find yourself wandering around in a Roman city.

 

You will walk in the Oval Plaza surrounded by colonnades, visit the Roman theatre and Byzantine churches with mosaic-covered floors. People from the predominantly pagan Decapolis followed Jesus during his ministry in Galilee Although Jesus visited the region he entered Gerasa, Enjoy a stroll along JERASH ‘main road (the Cardo) and pass by the Nyphium.

 

You may experience the marvelous acoustics of the theatre, the stage of the JERASH music festival which takes place every year. And see for yourself how the Romans built the earthquake-proof columns of the colonnaded streets

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