Tuesday, 8 June 2010
Roman City of Jerash
I visited the Roman City of Jerash in Jordan in June 2008. Once one of the great cities of the Eastern Roman Empire, much work has now been done to restore it after centuries of earthquake damage. The hippodrome has been partly restored and for our benefit (and the benefit of all the other tourists) a display of chariot racing and gladiatorial fighting was laid on.
We were staying next to the Dead Sea and it was quite a drive for us to get there, though we had hired our tour guide for the day and he drove us there from the Movenpick Dead Sea Resort.
Take a hat and water. You will need them.
The Arch of Hadrian
Above and below - the Oval Forum
Meet the locals
I'm the one with the sun glasses!