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North of Jordan, one can discover other treasurs than Petra; some of them are from the Roman civilization like Jerash wich used to be the most powerful city of the Roman Dicapolis in this Eastern part of the Empire.

Built by the Macedonian in 322 BC, Jerash become a major architecture treasury when the Roman started to rule the City between the Ist and IVth centuries AD. It was a major Road for Eastern Caravans between Europe and Asia, especially since the Roman Empire succeeded in bypassing the previous ones going through Petra.

One can discover really beautiful monuments in very good shape : theaters, temples, forum, streets, fountains...

I was only disappointed by the panorama on the awful growing city nearby. That's probably prefered visiting Um Qays in the north, smaller but with an amazing panorama over the Jordan valley, the Tiberiade lake and the Syrian ridge.

Well, in the evening, my wife and I wandered in that "awful" city and had very good time ;) Eating and meeting very nice people in the enlighten streets and visiting the shops still open at night.

This arc is located along the Cardo Maximus, an impressive 800m street surrounded with high columns. I was located on a lateral street leading to the Artemis temple.

Cropped, rotated, levels adjusted, USM applied.

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