Jerash – an amazing ancient city in ruins


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.

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