Roman Ruins (Jerash) Reviews
Newest Review: ... and base for chariot racing and the arches at one end have been renovated. I gather they do have chariot racing displays here sometimes. Back in the peak time for the city it could have held up to 15,000 spectators. One of the original city entrances is the South Gate. It is not as spectacular as Hadrian's Arch, being shorter, but has a number of attractive stone carvings still visible. ... more
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by - written on 15/04/13 (Very useful, 60 readings)
Jerash, in northern Jordan, is one of the best preserved former Roman cities that can be found in the region, helped by the dry desert air. Situated about an hour's drive from the capital, Amman, it is also easily accessible for a half day trip. Admission price is 8JD for non-Jordanian adults (£8). Under fifteens are free. Purchase your tickets before you head up to the town, where there is a small cluster of tourist shops. Back in its Roman heyday, Jerash (or Gerasa as it was known then) was a fertile agricultural area with a Mediterranean climate. Ties with Rome were kept strong, to keep the empire unified, and there were many public monuments built to ... Read the complete review
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