Jolly Japes in Jerash


The Ruins of Jerash are amazing and well preserved; they are also known as The Ruins of the Walled. They are  situated in Jordan, north of the capital Amman. They are a mix of Greco-Roman and the ancient Arab traditions. This place is full of history dating back to the pre-classical period of the 1st millennium BC.


The Jerash ruins of Jordan are said to be the best-preserved Roman ruins outside of Italy. At just 48km (30mi) north of Amman, Jerash is a great day trip from the capital.

The ruins are the second biggest destination in Jordan.  The fact that so many structures remain intact provides archaeologists, historians and even the casual visitor an excellent taste of Roman rule in the Middle East. Excavation of this ancient city began in 1925 and continues to this day.

The city of Jerash is very easily reached by bus from Amman bus station. The bus ticket is not…

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