Jarash was developed in the height of the Roman Empire (early 1st century CE) and was also held by the Ottomans and Circassians. Jarash boasts a graceful oval forum lined with an ionic colonnade. It is simply striking.
Climb a small hill near the theatre to examine the capitals of the columns at close range. Come for the variety of ancient architecture, stay for the live entertainment. Local Jordanian actors will demonstrate a gladiatorial show - it's fantastic!