Jerash the beautiful

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Jerash the beautiful

Only an hour away from Amman, Jerash, which was Greek, Roman and Byzantine, is one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the world.

Located in the north of Jordan, in a fertile valley, Jerash is one of the most visited places in Jordan. This Greco-Roman archaeological site, similar in some ways to Pompeii, is a must-see destination. According to legend, the city was founded by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC. However, it owes its prosperity and influence primarily to the Romans. Just walk under the imposing arch of Hadrian to take the measure of its splendour. A triple triumphal arch over 13 meters wide, it was built during the visit of the emperor, in the year 129.
Not far away is the racecourse, where you can relive the glory days of gladiators and legionnaires. At the heart of the city is the oval Forum, which connects the main axis to the Temple of Zeus, which is impressive both for its size and condition. Don't leave without visiting the South Theatre, remarkably restored, which could accommodate up to 5,000 spectators at once. It is especially spectacular at sunset, when light illuminates the stage's Corinthian columns.

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