Jerash
Jordan, Jerash

To the north of Amman is Jerash (ancient Gerasa, 2nd century BC), the largest city of Decapolis ("Decapillaries"), known as the "Eastern Pompeii" due to the fact that the city destroyed by the earthquake was buried under the mudflow. That is why all the ancient structures have survived to our days in an unusually high degree of preservation. The most interesting is the majestic three-vaulted triumphal arch near the South Gate, built in honor of the arrival in Jerash in 129 AD e. Emperor Hadrian, surrounded by a colonnade of 56 columns around the perimeter, Oval Square or Forum, Northern and Southern Theaters, Nymphaeum (Nymphaeum, II century A.D.), church and Propylaeus Square, Temple of Artemis (II century A.D.), city walls more than 3.5 km long. (I century A.D.) with numerous watchtowers of the Byzantine period, Tetraconia, South Bridge, hippodrome, Temple of Zeus (II century B.C.), Glass courtyard with mosaics of the IV century, elegant four-sided tetrapilon arches, somewhat good preserved ancient cobbled streets (South, Cardo, North and South Decumanus, Staircase) framed by columns, Baths of Plassa, fountains, public buildings, temples and theaters. Of interest are the churches of St. Marian (570 CE), St. Theodore (494-496 CE), St. Kozma and Damian, St. John the Baptist, St. George (all - VI century. A.D.), Synagogue (530-531 gg.), Bishop Genesia (611 g.), St. Peter and Paul (V century), Assumption and others, the so-called Cathedral on the site of the ancient temple of Dionysus, ruins Atrium mosques, a beautiful Archaeological Museum and many other no less interesting places.

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