Jerash is a city in Jordan, north of the capital Amman. Inhabited since the Bronze Age,
it's known for the ruins of the walled Greco-Roman settlement of Gerasa just outside
the modern city. (The ruins are usually called simply Jerash.) It is one of the best preserved
This is the first ancient ruin that I have seen in person. I was "blown away" by the craftsmanship and it's state of preservation. The city includes the 2nd-century Hadrian's Arch, the Corinthian columns of the Temple of Artemis and the huge Forum's oval colonnade.
As I was building this section of the site, I searched the internet to ensure that I had the correct names of the attractions. While doing this, I found current day pictures which show that the site is being restored. The following pictures show both 1993 and 2022 views of each site.
As can be seen in the site map to the right, the Jerash site is massive.
Some of the sites look like a pile of rubble but this rubble is critical to the ongoing restoration. Some other sites are quite well preserved and it appears that many have had significant additional restoration since my visit in 1993.
The following pictures are a sampling of some of the better preserved sites.
Below are thumbnails of each of the photos.
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