Jerash

Second only to Petra, Jerash is located in the norht of Jordan. The city is known for it’s ancient Roman ruins from the old city of Gerasa. Jerash prospered during the 1st century BC as a result of its location on the incense and spice trade route from the Arabian Peninsula to Syria and the Mediterranean region. Jerash was a favorite city of the Roman emporer, Hadrian, and reached its peak in AD 130, flourishing both economically and socially. It is now often referred to the Pompeii of the Middle East.

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