The city of Jerash, which is about 48 kilometres away from Amman, is another of the famous tourist locations of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and it has a lot in common with the country’s capital. Like Amman, Jerash went through a significant period of Roman rule, and both cities have a wealth of relics left over from that era, from amphitheatres to temples. Indeed, most archaeologists compare the ruins and structures of either city to each other regularly. There are particular structures that one city has that the other cannot boast, though. For example, Amman has the ever-popular ruins of the gigantic Hercules statue that once stood by the Temple of Hercules on its Citadel (which temple is comparable to Jerash’s Temple of Artemis, by the way). On the other hand, Jerash has Hadrian’s Arch, also often called the Triumphal Arch of Hadrian.
While this structure is indeed situated in old Jerash-modern Jerash being another town next to it-it may be included in a roster of [Read more…]