欲飞的鸟The ancient city of Gerash, 48 kilometers north of the Jordanian capital Amman, is the best preserved ancient city in the world today, except for Italy. It is believed that the ancient city was built in the first century BC during the ancient Roman Empire. Others think it may have been built earlier. Inside the ruins of today's ancient city, although the building was badly damaged, collapsed, and some were even unrecognizable. But the towers, palaces, squares and amphitheatres that remain show the glory of the past, the magnificence of the past. . .
事事随缘"Pompeii in the Middle East" is people’s reputation for the ancient city of Jerash in Jordan. After all, Jerash is outside Greece and Italy. It has so far protected the most complete and authentic ancient Greek and Roman style city ruins. The ancient city disappeared in the 9th century BC, forgotten by the world, buried in the vast desert, and it was not seen again until 1806. Prosperity is bound to decline, prosperity and luxury have long been wiped out, only broken walls are standing in the wind, seeming to still prove the glory of the year. Today, this Hadrian’s Arch is the first stop to enter the ancient city of Jerash. Although it is damaged and full of vicissitudes, it still has a majestic atmosphere. The various patterns on the stone pillars are gorgeous and the craftsmanship is exquisite, reflecting the architectural sculptures of the time. The perfection and prosperity of art. At first glance, it is so convincing. Just imagine how impressive this glorious ancient Roman city was 2000 years ago? See the world freely
悠游麦兜Column Street extends along the ring of the oval square in the middle of Jerash, extending inward to below the Temple of the Moon Goddess. It should be the main street of this Roman city, and there are corridors to different gates. The column extends away, with a distinctive architectural style.
悠游麦兜In Jerash, my personal favorite building is the Temple of the Moon Goddess, which is located in the innermost part of the entire scenic spot. As the daughter of Zeus, the goddess of the moon has an important position in ancient Greek mythology, and the temple of the goddess of the moon and the year of the sun will also appear in various ancient Greek and Roman buildings.
事事随缘The oval-shaped central square is the core area of Jerash. It is paved with slabs arranged in concentric circles and surrounded by huge stone pillars. During the Roman period, it was a place for large gatherings and important celebrations. It is also the most capable place. It represents the image of Jerash, so it is also a must for every tourist to take a commemorative photo, and some of these huge stone pillars are cracked and misplaced very badly, but they have stood for more than 2,000 years. It is a miracle, really. Worry, maybe a small earthquake will cease to exist. Sitting on a high place, watching the afterglow of the sun shine on this ancient Roman city, the stones are orange and gradually become red. It is very dazzling under the blue-black sky in the distance. Later, the sunset seems to be like Pompeii. Annihilated in the dark night. See the world freely
渭南松赞干布The South Amphitheatre in the ancient Roman ruins of Jerash is the largest of the three existing Roman ancient theaters in Jordan. The thirty-two-story semi-circular auditorium can accommodate 5,000 spectators. The opposite stage and background wall are preserved intact. The gatepost and frame have clear lines. The South Amphitheatre was built in the first century AD and is still hosting large-scale international music festivals.
Jerash was a very interesting city in Jordan! Although it was lost for many years it’s surrounded by a modern city. So,as you step back into ancient time the hustle and bustle still surrounds you.
Jordan is one of our favorite travel destinations. The country is so rich in history, culture and has some of the best food and friendly people.
About 48 kilometers north of Amman, the Roman ruins, the jerash, formed during Roman rule, are recognized as one of the best-preserved Roman buildings in the world except Italy.
The Eastern and Western civilizations are delicately blended here, both in architecture, religion and language, reflecting the intersection and coexistence of two powerful cultures, the Greek-Roman Empire and the Eastern Arabia.
Tickets for the ancient city of Jerash in Jordan are 8JD.
When you are in the ancient city of Jerash in Jordan, you can understand why Jordan has become a "Roman outside Rome" and is still standing stubbornly facing the broken stone pillars that have experienced several hardships. It is full of arrogance and glory. Standing here, you can feel the extraordinary majesty and grandeur of the Roman Empire.
Ancient City Aspects: Ancient Arena, Temple of Zeus, Temple of the Moon, Temple of the Water, Roman Cycling Avenue, Roman Amphitheatre, etc. It is recommended to check the information before going to the scene, otherwise the eyes will be black.
In addition, it is very effective to walk in the sunshade-free spots. Do a good job of applying sunscreen.
Going forward along the Roman market is the entrance to the Jerash Cathedral, which was built around 450 AD. The land of Jordan belongs to Byzantium and the faith has been attributed to Christ.
In the fountain courtyard in front of the main hall of the church, the citizens who come to Mass will wash their hands and faces here, and then go inside to purify the soul. There is also a legend in the
fouge pool. It is said that one day in October, Dionysos will come to live here, and at that time, it will be a mellow wine.
The highest point is the main hall of the church. The eight tall Roman columns were taken from the Temple of Zeus in the elliptical square. When the Roman Emperor Theodosius I declared Christianity to be the state religion in 393 AD, this The Temple of Zeus has become the biggest victim of the ancient city. Because of its large volume of stone, it is always the idea when the government needs to build a new building.
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Leaving the Roman Theater and returning to the Oval Square to continue north, it is the Coronation Avenue, which is the most popular street in the city.
When the Roman emperor crowned the eastern land, the citizens gathered on both sides of the street, admiring the huge fleet, feeling the mighty imperial power, and by the way, expressed pride as a part of the Holy Roman Empire.
The collapsed marble column next to the theater is a fascinating experience of the Roman era.
Continue along the Coronation Avenue. The first thing I saw was a high-end market. At that time, it was all the luxury that Bai Fumei could enjoy. There were silk and ceramics from China, perfumes and essential oils from Egypt. Fur and gems from Central Asia.
I believe that the Roman man at that time also like us, greatly resentful of such a place, completely raising the price of picking up the girl, not leaving a living path!
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I watched the movie “Gladiator” a long time ago, where 2 fierce men fought each other in hand-to-hand combat, surrounded by stands, from which came bursting out shouts of ‘kill’. This revealed the ugliness of human nature and the true meaning of survival, to be or not to be, in fact, was not their choice, the ultimate person who lived became a hero and king, and became a celebrity at home. I should say that I like this movie, or really liked it. Not just for the visual enjoyment of incredible heroics and thrilling struggles, but also for the curiosity about Roman history and the shock of the magnificent Roman architecture. "Rome outside Rome", is a description of the ancient Jordanian city Jerash by a Jordanian tourism portal website. It is universally recognized as one of the most well-preserved ancient Greek and Roman cities in the world outside of Greece and Italy, with the reputation of being the "Pompeii of the Middle East". Jerash was built under Greek rule as part of the Decapolis league, with a well-preserved Arc de Triomphe of Hadrian, the Temple of Zeus on the top of the mountain, the magnificent temple of Artemis, an ancient Greek arena, the magnificent oval square, and a lined Corinthian style stone column. Unfortunately, the old city of Jerash in front of us, is just a pile of ruins. The ruins present thousands of years of ancient Roman history and thousands of years of ancient Roman achievements. The Tigris and Socrates civilizations, as well as ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, have been annihilated during its the long history. Walking through the rubble of stone-built monuments representing the glorious achievements of civilization, I feel the shock of that period of history.