Post display cropped open uri20121117 15078 lmq8i9?1383799213

Jerash: Jordan's Cultural Capital

Large arrow left

Amman may be Jordan's capital, but Jerash may well be the country's cultural capital, with evidence of unbroken settlement found in the ruins. Visitors can see Greek inscriptions to Roman Temples to Byzantine churches all within the space of a few hundred acres. The ruins too, are beautifully preserved, all the way from Hadrian's Arch dating from 129 AD to the pint-size Hippodrome, which was one of the smallest in the Roman Empire.

Large arrow right
Large arrow left

Amman may be Jordan's capital, but Jerash may well be the country's cultural capital, with evidence of unbroken settlement found in the ruins. Visitors can see Greek inscriptions to Roman Temples to Byzantine churches all within the space of a few hundred acres. The ruins too, are beautifully preserved, all the way from Hadrian's Arch dating from 129 AD to the...

Read More

Amman may be Jordan's capital, but Jerash may well be the country's cultural capital, with evidence of unbroken settlement found in the ruins. Visitors can see Greek inscriptions to Roman Temples to Byzantine churches all within the space of a few hundred acres. The ruins too, are beautifully preserved, all the way from Hadrian's Arch dating from 129 AD to the pint-size Hippodrome, which was one of the smallest in the Roman Empire.

Read Less
Large arrow right
read moreread less>
Thumb 895306103d21a6cbc78a7af6c313ca98
by Charu Suri
AFAR Ambassador

AFAR Ambassadors are in-the-know bloggers who have a passion for experiential travel.

I've been here
Recommend
No one has been here. Be the first.
Does this place need a closer look by our editors? Let us know.
Thumb 895306103d21a6cbc78a7af6c313ca98
by Charu Suri
AFAR Ambassador

AFAR Ambassadors are in-the-know bloggers who have a passion for experiential travel.

Does this place need a closer look by our editors?
I've been here
Recommend
No one has been here. Be the first.

related lists you may like