Just an hour’s drive away from Amman-48 kilometres away from it, to be precise-is a site of great interest to scholars and enthusiasts of antiquity, particularly Ancient Roman culture. The ruins of the ancient city of Gerasa, now known as modern-day Jerash, have always drawn in tourists in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and for good reason: these are among the best-preserved of all ruins in the area, perhaps rivalled only by Petra in that regard. For that reason, they are definitely worth a day’s detour if you are in the Jordanian capital.
To be clear, there are actually two parts to Jerash now, or what some call the old city and the modern one. The urbanised and thriving [Read more…]