Jerash is situated in the North of Jordan, about 45 minutes from the Capital. It is an ancient Roman city that, it is said, is the best preserved Roman ruins outside of Italy. Jerash can boast an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years. Jerash came under Roman rule after being conquered in 63BC and was widely regarded as one of the great ten Roman cities.
With grand Roman streets, beautiful theatres, large open plazas, baths and fountains – you can almost picture what life was like all those years ago. The modern city can be found to the east of the ruins. While the old and new share a city wall, careful preservation and planning has seen the city itself develop well away from the ruins so there is no encroachment on the old sites.