The Greco-Roman city of Jerash (Gerasa in ancient times), known as the Pompeii of the East for its extraordinary ruins. Jerash is considered the best-preserved and most complete city of the Decapolis, a confederation of the roman cities dating from the 1st century B.C.
Today’s visitors may wander among the original temples, theaters, plazas, baths, and colonnaded streets; all enclosed with in the remaining city walls. Within these walls have been found the remains of settlements dating from The Bronze Age, The Iron Age, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Umayyad and Abbasid periods, indicating human occupation at this location for more than 2,500 years.

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