Step into the past as you walk through the ruins of Jerash in Jordan. No less remarkable than Petra, Jerash dates back more than 6,500 years. The city experienced its golden age under Roman rule and considered one its ten greatest cities. The ruins of Jerash were hidden under sand for centuries, before being rediscovered and revealing paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples and towers, large public squares, grand theaters, baths and fountains. There are two large temples dedicated to Zeus and Artemis, the "whispering" Corinthium columns, an oval Forum, and the magnificent Hadrian's Arch. Archeologists have also discovered settlements dating back to the Neolithic Age, making this city truly ancient. The modern city of Jerash can be found to the east of the ruins. While the old and new share a city wall, as you pass from one side to the other, you will come to appreciate both the ancient and modern parts of this remarkable city.
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- Location: Jerash, Jordan