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The Forum, the Roman Ruins of Jerash, Jordan.

Travel Agencies have visited a number of Greco-Roman cities and can state with propriety that Jerash in northern Jordan is one of the most incredible to visit the world!

 

WikiTravel comes to refer to Jerash as the 'Pompeii' of the East, given the breadth of the city and high degree of preservation of the ruins. Not to mention that Jerash, like Pompeii, was also destroyed by a manifestation of the fury of nature. While the Italian was buried in an eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the Jordanian was decimated by the great earthquake of the year 749.

 

Founded by the Greeks in the third century BC, the city prospered thanks to the strategic position on the commercial routes of incense and spices that came from Syria. It reached its peak already under Roman rule, having become the favorite city of Emperor Hadrian and erected a bow in honor of his visit in the first century. In that period, Jerash occupied a fortified area of ​​800,000 m² that housed a gigantic oval square surrounded by 160 columns, an avenue of 600 meters also flanked by columns, fountains, a temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis, a hippodrome, an amphitheater and the arch already mentioned.

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Taken on October 17, 2018