Jerash : it is a city in northern Jordan . The city is the administrative center of the Jerash governorate. It’s located 48 kilometers north of the capital city Amman .Jerash is one of the most preserved Roman architecture sites in the world outside Italy .To this day, the streets are still paved ,the bathrooms, the theaters, plazas, and arches are exceptional . Within the city’s remaining walls, archaeologists have found ruins of settlement on this site for more than 7,500 years .
The height of its prosperity reached during the time of the Romans at the beginning of the third century AD and was prosperous during the Umayyad period, but the Galilee earthquake in 749 had destroyed large areas of it, and the successive earthquakes, the most important of which was the 847 Damascus earthquake, led to additional destruction.
In 1806, the German traveler arrived in Jerash and wrote about the monuments he had seen. This drew the world's attention to it and the travelers began to visit them. The ancient city was unearthed by a series of excavations that began from 1925 to the present day.
The Greeks called it Gerasa, as well as the Romans, then the Arabs renamed it Jerash.
Almost all the population are Arabs, the majority of whom are Muslims, with a minority of Christianity, there are ethnicities in very few proportions such as Kurds, Armenians, Circassians.
Jerash occupies the second place after Petra in the list of favorite places to visit in Jordan and is considered an integrated archeological city.
The festival is held in the city in July every year to turn the ancient city into one of the most populous and cultural cities. The festival is characterized by folkloric dance performances by international and local bands, ballet dances, musical and poetry evenings, plays, opera performances and lyrical evenings, in addition to the sales of traditional handicrafts.
Monuments and tourist attractions:
1) The pillars Street
which is the main poet in the ancient city of Jerash, has a length of 800 meters and includes 1,000 columns
2)The southern theater
is the largest theater in the city of Jerash, with a capacity for about 3,000-5,000 spectators, as it is designed to fit the audio system in all its corners. It is also used to this day in cultural and artistic events such as the Jerash Festival.
3)The northern theater
seats about 3,000 spectators and was also designed to fit the audio system in all its corners, and it is still used to this day in cultural and artistic events such as the Jerash Festival.
4)The nymphs way
is a building that includes water fountains erected for the nymphs of water in the late second century AD and is still known as the Nymphium that evokes the imaginations of the visitor and the tourist.
5)The Southern Gate (Hadrian's Arch) Hadrian's Gate The Victory Gate
is the Arc of Victory is one of the most famous landmarks of the city of Jerash is located in the southern front of the city and is a gate with 3 arches, the current height of 11 meters was erected to celebrate the visit of the Roman Emperor Hadrian to the city in the winter 129 - 130 AD
6)The Temple of Artemis is The Temple of the Gods Guarding the City, which was built in the second century AD and is one of the best historical monuments of Jerash.
This picture is Seminar Square or they call it oval forum
But Jerash is much more beautiful than the pictures
Hope you love it.
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