Jerash, Jordan


Hadrian's arch

In the first century BC, Jerash, hitherto a town of 15,000 inhabitants, became part of the Roman province of Syria

The oval plaza

In the next two centuries the city grew wealthy through trade with the Nabateans of Petra

The south theatre

The site has two theatres, the south theatre and the north theatre

Back bencher view

Jerash was elevated to the status of a Roman colony during its peak in the 3rd century CE

Theatre seats

This theatre could hold 5000 spectators in its heyday

Modern Jerash

The modern town of Jerash in the background

Nymphaeum

Propylaeum, the gateway to the temple of the Artemis

Propylaeum

Propylaeum, the gateway to the temple of the Artemis



     

 



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