Jerash

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Jerash stands on the banks of Wadi Jerash, once known as Chrysorhoas, the "river of gold". On its left bank is the modern town; opposite stand the breathtaking ruins of Gerasa, at its peak in the 3C. The town's main monuments are an immense colonnade, a striking oval precinct, no fewer than three theatres, plus numerous temples and churches, all made from fine limestone. The pine forests on the nearby hills lend a bucolic note to the peaceful charm of this 2 000 year-old city.

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South Theatre, Jerash
South Theatre, Jerash
Undoubtedly Jerash's most striking
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Cardo Maximus, Jerash
Cardo Maximus, Jerash
Heading along the cardo maximus from the
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Temple of Artemis of Jerash
Temple of Artemis of Jerash
The Temple of Artemis, one of the
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Jerash Oval Precinct
Jerash Oval Precinct
One of the finest creations of Roman
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South Theatre, Jerash
South Theatre, Jerash
Undoubtedly Jerash's most striking
1:00
Cardo Maximus, Jerash
Cardo Maximus, Jerash
Heading along the cardo maximus from the
1:00
Temple of Artemis of Jerash
Temple of Artemis of Jerash
The Temple of Artemis, one of the
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See all