Jerash

What is Jerash known for?


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, Palestine Dion (Capitolias), Gadara (Umm Qays), and Pella (Irbid). Location It has with probability been identified with Reimun, on the northern slope of the Jabbok, about 5 miles west of Jerash or Gerasa, one of the cities of Decapolis. He visited France, while in Paris he spent several days at the Musée du Louvre; page 18, in the Rev. Alfred Barry, ''The Life and Times of Sir Charles Barry R.A., F.S.A.'', 1867, John Murray Italy


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of Jerash achieved great prosperity. In AD 106, the Emperor Trajan constructed roads throughout the province, and more trade came to Jerash. The Emperor Hadrian visited Jerash in AD 129-130. The triumphal arch (or Arch of Hadrian) was built to celebrate his visit. A remarkable Latin inscription records a religious dedication set up by members of the imperial mounted bodyguard wintering there. The city finally reached a size of about 800,000 square meters within its walls. The Persian (Persian Empire) invasion in AD 614 caused the rapid decline of Jerash. However, the city continued to flourish during the Umayyad Period, as shown by recent excavations. In AD 749, a major earthquake destroyed much of Jerash and its surroundings. During the period of the Crusades, some of the monuments were converted to fortresses, including the Temple of Artemis (Temple of Artemis (Jerash)). Small settlements continued in Jerash during the Ayyubid, Mameluk (Mameluk dynasty) WikiPedia:Jerash Dmoz:Regional Middle_East Jordan Localities Jerash Commons:Category:Jerash


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+(962)2 elevation_m 600 elevation_ft 1968 website http: www.jerash.gov.jo thumb upright 1.3 The Oval Forum and Cardo Maximus in ancient Jerash (File:Place ovale de Gerasa new.JPG) '''Jerash''', the '''Gerasa''' of Antiquity (Ancient Greek: Γέρασα, north of the capital

-house.com email address lat long directions Walk past the police kiosk on the main street and turn down the dirt road phone 0096226351301 tollfree fax hours price content Cooks up some good Lebanese food, particularly when it comes to Mezza Sleep Accommodations in Jerash are sparse ; there are only two options. *

3907 tollfree fax hours price checkin checkout content Inexpensive and very conveniently located across the road from the entrance to the archaeological park. *


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, quickly becoming a leader in his field . Later on, he established the now-called Jordan University of Science


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of Jerash has hosted the Jerash Festival, Jerash Festival Of Culture & Arts مهرجان جرش للثقافة والفنون a three-week-long summer program of dance, music, and theatrical performances. The festival is frequently attended by members of the royal family of Jordan and is hailed as one of the largest cultural activities in the region. In addition performances of the Roman Army and Chariot Experience (RACE) were started at the hippodrome in Jerash

Balawneh said that the number of non-Jordanian tourists was 182,000 last year, adding that the sum of entry charges reached JD900,000. Jerash tourism figures reviewed. (2006, Jan 05). Info - Prod Research (Middle East). Retrieved from http: search.proquest.com docview 457494325?accountid 8555 The Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts is an annual celebration of Arabic and international culture during the summer months. Jerash is located 46 km north of the capital city

of Amman. The festival site is located within the ancient ruins of Jerash, some of which date to the Roman age (63 BC). Schneider, I., & SoKnmez, S. (1999). Exploring the touristic image of jordan. Tourism Management, 20, 539-542. Jerash Festival is a festival which features poetry recitals, theatrical performances, concerts and other forms of art. Jerash festival to be revived. (2011, Mar 07). Jordan Times. Retrieved from http: search.proquest.com docview


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will miss anything important, but some of the notable sites are: * '''Forum''' ('''Oval Plaza''') - an unusual wide, asymmetrical plaza at the beginning of the Cardo (or Colonnaded Street), built in the 1st century AD. The Oval Plaza is 80 m by 90 m (262 ft by 295 ft) and is enclosed by 160 Ionic columns. * '''The Cardo''' - a 600 m (660 yards) colonnaded street that runs the length of the city. It was once lined with the city's major buildings, shops and residences. A complex drainage system lies below the stone paving. Look for chariot tracks in the stone. * '''Agora''' - the city's main food market, which has a central fountain. * '''Nymphaeum''' - an ornate public fountain that was decorated with lions heads and dedicated to the nymphs. * '''Temple of Artemis''' - impressive temple ruins dedicated to the patron goddess of the city. * '''South Theater''' - an amphitheatre that seats up to 3000. It is occasionally used today for concerts and musical productions. Daily features include bag pipers in traditional Jordanian military dress. * '''Jerash Archaeological Museum''' - features a collection of artifacts found during excavation, including coins, statuary and sarcophagi. Do thumb South Theatre (File:Jerash BW 14.JPG) Roman Army and Chariot Experience Two daily shows at the hippodrome (circus) include Roman Legion tactics, mock gladiator fights, and chariot exhibitions. Just ask and you will be allowed to go on a chariot ride after the show. Admission 10JD Jerash is home to an annual Music and Arts Festival each summer. Buy Just outside of the archaeological park is a small souq—an outdoor bazaar, of sorts—that provides a well-rounded offering of Jordanian souvenirs and handicrafts. Many of the shop keepers are amiable and are willing to bargain over prices. Local children and teens will try to sell you Roman coins and other small artefacts found on the site. Please refrain from buying from them, as this practice is not legal. Eat * The '''Resthouse''', at the entrance to the archaeological park, offers overpriced Jordanian fare in reasonably pleasant surroundings. * Across the street from the Resthouse is a restaurant with a nice back garden. It features lower prices and better food. *Along the road into Jerash there are several other restaurants from which to choose. * WikiPedia:Jerash Dmoz:Regional Middle_East Jordan Localities Jerash Commons:Category:Jerash


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of Jerash has hosted the Jerash Festival, Jerash Festival Of Culture & Arts مهرجان جرش للثقافة والفنون a three-week-long summer program of dance, music, and theatrical performances. The festival is frequently attended by members of the royal family of Jordan and is hailed as one of the largest cultural activities in the region. In addition performances of the Roman Army and Chariot Experience (RACE) were started at the hippodrome in Jerash. The show runs twice daily, at 11am and at 2pm, and at 10am on Fridays, except Tuesdays. It features forty-five legionaries in full armour in a display of Roman Army drill and battle tactics, ten gladiators fighting “to the death” and several Roman chariots competing in a classical seven lap race around the ancient hippodrome. Demographics According to the Jordan national census of 2004, the population of Jerash City was 31,650 and was ranked as the 14th largest municipality in Jordan. The estimated population in 2010 is about 42,000. The National census of 2004 showed that the population of the province of Jerash Governorate was 153,650. Jordan National Census, Arabic WikiPedia:Jerash Dmoz:Regional Middle_East Jordan Localities Jerash Commons:Category:Jerash


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From Defender to Dictator pages 109–133 year 1998 publisher Bloomsbury Publishing location New York isbn 1-58234-049-8 Then, along with the other PLO leaders, he relocated to Beirut. In mid-June 1971, after three tense months during which the sides made efforts to fortify their positions by political means, Jordan embarked on the final campaign against the Palestinians. The Jordanian army, which for almost 10 months had been pushing


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lies below the stone paving. Look for chariot tracks in the stone. * '''Agora''' - the city's main food market, which has a central fountain. * '''Nymphaeum''' - an ornate public fountain that was decorated with lions heads and dedicated to the nymphs. * '''Temple of Artemis''' - impressive temple ruins dedicated to the patron goddess of the city. * '''South Theater''' - an amphitheatre that seats up to 3000. It is occasionally used today for concerts and musical productions. Daily features


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Jerash

thumb upright 1.3 The Oval Forum and Cardo Maximus in ancient Jerash (File:Place ovale de Gerasa new.JPG) '''Jerash''', the '''Gerasa''' of Antiquity (Ancient Greek: Γέρασα, above sea level, suitable for growing a wide variety of crops.

In the latter Ottoman period, the city of Jerash's name was abandoned and changed to Sakib, yet this was not a permanent development, as the name "Jerash" reappears in Ottoman tax registers by the end of 16th century. Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins. Wiesbaden etc. : O. Harrassowitz etc. . Germany. 1988. p. 187 p.477

A strong earthquake in 749 AD destroyed large parts of Jerash, while subsequent earthquakes along with the wars and turmoil contributed to additional destruction. Its destruction and ruins remained buried in the soil for hundreds of years until they were discovered by German Orientalist (Oriental studies) Ulrich Jasper Seetzen in 1806. Reisen, ed. Kruse, 4 vols, Berlin, 1854 He began excavation and a return to life of the current Jerash by inhabitants of older villages. 70 years later, this was followed by the Muslim community, Circassians, who emigrated to Jordan from the Caucasus in 1878 after the Ottoman-Russian war. Subsequently a large community of people from Syria came to the area at the beginning of the 20th century.

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