I have just returned from a ten day visit to Jordan – a country with an amazing history sandwiched between Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Over the next few blog posts, I’m going to share the incredible places I visited.
Jerash – this Roman city is still entered through a monumental arch built in the 2nd century AD when the emperor Hadrian paid a visit. The streets are still intact with temples, shops and a semi-circular forum. The once huge temple of Artemis can still be identified and a thousand years after it was built, it was used by the Saracens as a fortress and then burnt by the crusaders under Baldwin II, king of Jerusalem (see my previous blog post for more details)
Here is a gallery of photos from Jerash.