A ROME AWAY FROM ROME!!
This place is perfect for the history buffs because it’s known for having the most well preserved Roman ruins outside of Italy. Pretty cool huh? We spent about two hours getting lost in this beautifully ancient city, and I was truly amazed being surrounded by so much incredible architecture.
Considering I didn’t even know this place existed, it was the perfect way to begin my travels in the country. When you’re in the “center” of Jerash, you’re surrounded by these massive pillars lined in a similar way to Vatican City, and you’ll feel like you’re about to fight to the death in some Greek tragedy, lol.
“Hidden for centuries in sand before being excavated and restored over the past 70 years, Jerash reveals a fine example of the grand, formal provincial Roman urbanism that is found throughout the Middle East, comprising paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theatres, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates.”