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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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  • A very extensive Roman site with a good number of excavated buildings, and many still to be excavated. We spent 4 hours in the site, partly with a guide and then in our own. Whilst the area near the.....  more
    A very extensive Roman site with a good number of excavated buildings, and many still to be excavated. We spent 4 hours in the site, partly with a guide and then in our own. Whilst the area near the.....  more »
  • Incredible place. Take your time to walk through. When not in hurry - 2,5 up to 3 hours. Have good shoes. No climbing, but be prepared for small "hills" and steep stairs if wanting to have a look... 
    Incredible place. Take your time to walk through. When not in hurry - 2,5 up to 3 hours. Have good shoes. No climbing, but be prepared for small "hills" and steep stairs if wanting to have a look...  more »
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  • Wow!!! Absolutely incredible site. Best preserved Roman ruins in the world 🌎! I was blown away by the extensive S’s’s of the site and the condition of the city. I’ve been all over Europe and can confidently say that this site has better ruins than any place in Europe. This is a must visit if you are in Jordan. Of course be sure to visit the amazing castle that is nearby as well. This site could take you like 5 hours to see it all, so budget your time. Enjoy.
  • An amazing place to visit. Endless ruins to view that make for a lot of great pictures and memories. I walked about 9k so wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and carry water with you. It's such an amazing site, so I went back a second time. The small shops at the entrance have a lot of souvenirs. I highly recommend visiting.

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