Today we explored the ancient city of Jerash (Jerash), whose ruins are said to be one of the largest and best preserved examples of Roman architecture dating back to the 1st century AD.
Once you enter, you immediately get a sense of what the Roman streets and markets once looked like. The ruins boast massive columns, intricate carvings "Figure 1 Partial of Hadrian's Gate". The only oval-shaped square in the ruins of this classical-era city is very well preserved.
The original pavement is still at the foot and its complete original Ionic columns' are erected around the square, so we can see the square as the Roman era inhabitants of Jerash did. Especially good is the Temple of Zeus, overlooking the oval square.
The South Theater: half of the hill, with a capacity of 3,000 spectators, was built at the end of the 1st century. There is also a North Theater, smaller but better preserved Cardo Maximus is the main road of Jerash extending northeast from the Oval Square to northern gate of city. Keep your eyes open to see ruts cut into stone slabs at different stages along road by chariots' wheels!
The Temple of Artemis, dedicated to the goddess of the moon and considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, is a monument built by Nymphaeum in honor of Nymph, a secondary goddess in Greek mythology. She is often translated as genie and nymph, and also regarded as a member of leprechauns who frequented mountains, wilderness, springs and seas.
Spirits of natural illusion are usually images of beautiful maidens who love singing and dancing. The paved streets and well-preserved infrastructure also give you an overwhelming sense of appreciation for history; what does it mean to be in the middle of it?! It's life in Rome!!! In contrast Pompeii appears to be a third-tier city from Roman times.
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