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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  • Very happy that I visited this historical place when in Jordan. It needs 4-5 hours to view all spots. Very wide. The amphitheater is astonishing.  more »
  • Jarash is a well preserved (ruin) city in Jordan and the most important site in Jordan. Approximately 380,000 visitors came last year, the first being Pompeii. It’s the Biggest Roman city in the...  more »
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