Rock the Temple
Trip Start May 22, 2009
197Trip End Feb 16, 2010
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Traveled to the ancient ruins of Jerash: 'one f the best preserved, most dramatic, and explorable Roman cities in the Middle East' and I think I agree! Palmyra was beautiful with the desert setting, but Jerash was much larger. Even larger and more impressive than Epheses (if I can say such a thing).
What struck me most about this site, was what could not be seen. Several times our built up service road would cross over ancient buildings and old roadways which you knew continued underneath, but had been covered over to make navigation easier. In one particular area, I looked down an ancient street which seemed to continue right into the town of Jerash. What happened to the ruins that went in that direction?
There were also several areas reserved for archeological digs which had been abandoned.