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Jerash Ruins, Jerash

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Continuously occupied for more than 6,500 years, Jerash Ruins presents one of the best examples of ancient Roman provincial town planning. Neolithic remains found on site indicate millennia of inhabitants even before General Pompey captured the city in 63 BCE and initiated the development of a Roman city. The ruins are well-preserved because the city was buried under sand for centuries before their rediscovery in 1806. Be prepared with water and comfortable shoes to spend a lot of time walking in order to see the ruins of the theater, forum, temples, and bathhouses, among many other structures. Put Jerash Ruins on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Jerash online day trip planner.
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  • Extraordinary expanse of ruins with incredible access for those who wish to explore. Lengthy colonnades, two sizable ampitheaters (one with marks to allow assigned seating), hippodrome, temple and... 
    Extraordinary expanse of ruins with incredible access for those who wish to explore. Lengthy colonnades, two sizable ampitheaters (one with marks to allow assigned seating), hippodrome, temple and...  more »
  • It’s called the Pompeii of Jordan and they are not wrong. It’s very similar but different again. Most definitely worth a trip. I walked around in about 1.5 hours but you really should give it at... 
    It’s called the Pompeii of Jordan and they are not wrong. It’s very similar but different again. Most definitely worth a trip. I walked around in about 1.5 hours but you really should give it at...  more »
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  • Amazing place. Well maintained and organized. Be aware of weird people who acts as tourists guides. Only use the official guides who are excellent and friendly. Kids friendly. Make sure to have lot of pictures because there are a lot to capture.
  • Really impressive Roman ruins, well maintained and relatively clean. Entrance fee included in the Jordan pass, its definitely worth a day trip from Amman. You can easily cover the whole area in one day, although some steeps steps are involved. Not so many tourists and vendors as the place probably deserves. It wouldn't hurt to put more signs and some explanation of different areas and buildings

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