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“November 2012”
Review of Jerash Ruins

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Egham, United Kingdom
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“November 2012”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

I thought I knew a lot about Roman ruins but I had never heard of Jerash until we visited as part of an organised tour of Jordan. The place is stunning and I had a surreal experience sitting in a perfectly preserved Roman amphitheatre listening to 3 bagpipers from the Jordanian army playing all the Scottish favourites! This place is worth an all day visit - it closes around 4 p.m.

Visited November 2012
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“Amazing Roman Ruins”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

We spent the afternoon in Jerash, looking at the amazing Roman Ruins. There are guides available, and the gentleman we had was a fountain of knowledge. We could have spent another four hours at this brilliant site! A fantastic trip, only 45 minutes from Amman, well worth it. On the way back, we stopped in to watch olives being pressed, memorable!

Visited November 2012
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“What the romans did for us.”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

A sprawling array of roman ruins in Jerash - take you walking boots, and plenty of time. Marvel at the streets, temples, hippodrome, ampitheatre and souks. Some sympathetic recontruction by a variety of multi-national archeologists help provide a feel of what life would have been like in this heaving metropolis in its day. Superb. Take a guide to get the full background info.

Visited November 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Incredible..........actually alking in the footsteps of the Romans”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Jerash is breathtaking and a serious rival for Petra as the best place to visit in Jordan. So much of the city has been preserved or painstakingly restored you are literally walking down Roman roads and with a little imagination can visualise where the Romans worked, lived and played.
Don't try to do Jerash without a local guide, if you're really lucky then you'll be guided by Mahmoud, his knowledge and passion for the site comes through at every turn. We could almost hear the chariots and the crowds as he talked about the hippodrome and the theatres. Breathtaking, beautiful and highly recommended.

Visited October 2012
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“best roman ruins in region, perhaps anywhere”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

jerash is a large complex, containing magnificent streets, temples, a theatre, a hippodrome and all fabulously preserved. i've never seen anything like this elsewhere in the near east or in europe. we arrived about 9am on a november friday and for the first couple of hours there was nobody else there. for lunch, avoid the two restaurants at the ruins and drive up the hill to the artemis restaurant. excellent food, with the bread made in front of you.

Visited November 2012
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