Jerash

Jerash

Jerash, about 50 km north of Amman, is the site of the ruins of the Greco-Roman settlement of Gerasa. It is pretty awesome and the complex was much larger than I expected. I spent a full afternoon exploring the colonnaded avenues, temples and theatres. It was one of many highlights of my trip to Jordan.

Jerash, Jordan
The breathtaking Forum
Jerash, Jordan
The forum as seen from the Upper Temple of Zeus
Jerash, Jordan
Jerash's superb colonnaded cardo maximus, one of the highlights of Jerash
Jerash, Jordan
The agora
Jerash, Jordan
Looking down from the cathedral
Jerash, Jordan
The Roman ruins against the backdrop of contemporary Jerash
Jerash
Jerash
Jerash's beautiful little North Theatre. Imagine performing here.
Jerash
The North Theatre
Jerash
The Propylaeum (Gateway to the Temple of Artemis)
Jerash
Columns at the Temple of Artemis
Jerash
Colonnaded streets in Jerash
Jerash
Columns at the Forum