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Amphitheater at Jerash

Recent excavations show that Jerash was inhabited during the Bronze Age and Iron Age (3200 BC - 1200 BC. After the Roman conquest in 63 BC, Jerash and the land surrounding it were annexed by the Roman province of Syria, and later joined the Decapolis cities. In AD 90, Jerash was absorbed into the Roman province of Arabia, which included the city of Philadelphia (modern day Amman). The Romans ensured security and peace in this area which enabled its people to devote their efforts and time to economic development and building activity.

In the second half of the first century AD, the city of Jerash achieved great prosperity. In AD 106, the Emperor Trajan constructed roads throughout the provinces and more trade came to Jerash. The Emperor Hadrian visited Jerash in AD 129-130. A remarkable Latin inscription records a religious dedication set up by members of the imperial mounted bodyguard ""wintering"" there. The Triumphal Arch (or Arch of Hadrian) was built to celebrate his visit.

more informations on wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerash

Exposure Time: 1/400
F-Stop: f/11.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 10/1 mm
Date Taken: 2006-05-16 14:51
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire

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