Why was the city of Jerash called by that name and what does it mean?!

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Why was the city of Jerash called by that name and what does it mean?!

Weather of Arabia - Jerash is considered one of the most wonderful historical sites in the world,   It occupies the second place in the list of favorite tourist destinations in Jordan, and Jerash is considered one of the most preserved Roman sites in the world (outside Rome) to this day, as its ancient streets are still clearly marked, and reveal the urban development of the Romans.

 

What is the meaning of the name Jerash and why was it called that name?

Jerash is one of the ten Roman cities known as "the Decapolis", which was at the height of its prosperity in the third century AD, the time of Roman rule, and was known at the time as "Gerasa".

The city maintained its prosperity during the Umayyad era as well, and remained an important historical landmark to the present day.

 

Book your trip and get to know Jerash closely, the details here

 

The nature of the city of Jerash

Jerash is located in the northwestern part of the Kingdom, about 48 km away from the capital Amman, and its height is about 600 m above sea level. It is a plain area surrounded by wooded hills and fertile water basins.

 

Jerash is one of the richest agricultural regions of the Kingdom of Jordan, and many crops are grown in it, especially olives, which are used to produce the finest types of oil that are pressed locally in traditional and modern times. The olive trees in Jerash are among the oldest trees in the region; Some of them are estimated to be hundreds of years old, and fruit and grain trees are also grown in them, but they are less than olives.

 

Jerash is characterized by its Mediterranean climate, that is, cold in the winter and hot in the summer, but it is generally mild.

 

 

The ancient city of Jerash

Street of Columns - Cardo Maximus

Its length is 800 m and it is paved with original stones, so that the wear of the chariots is still visible. There was an underground sewer system along the street with holes on both sides of the road to drain rainwater.

oval square

It is a wide square surrounded by a wide corridor and remarkable columns dating back to the first century AD. In the middle of the square are two altars, and a fountain was added in the seventh century AD. The square includes a central column recently constructed to carry the torch of the Jerash Festival.

 

Southern Theater

The theater can accommodate more than 3,000 spectators, and the theater has acoustic features that enable the speaker in the middle of the orchestra floor to deliver his voice to the entire amphitheater without having to raise his voice. You can experience this for yourself, and you can also climb the stairs for a wonderful view of the city.

 

North Theater

The theater initially had 14 rows of seats and was used for performing arts, holding town hall meetings, and much more. The theater was then doubled to its current status of 1,600 people. In front of the stage is a colonnaded court with a staircase leading to the entrance.

 

Experience the life of the Roman army with its war chariots

It is the largest parade of its kind in the Middle East, and the largest re-enactment of Roman life in the world. This static display consists of 24 full-equipped Roman soldiers, all demonstrating formations and tactics. The show explains the history, customs and traditions of the Roman army. The show also includes gladiatorial combat and chariot races.

 

Jerash Archaeological Museum

The museum was inside one of the catacombs of the courtyard of the Temple of Artemis. It was moved to the old rest house. The museum is now dedicated to the discoveries of the Jerash region. Its exhibits include the historical periods in that region, from the Stone Age to the Mamluk era, where the museum reviews its exhibits in chronological order within the typological and functional classification sections.

 

There are many amazing monuments in Jerash, such as:

  • Nymphium (way of the nymphs)
  • the cathedral
  • horse field
  • Hadrian's Arch
  • In addition to the Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts

 

It is not just an ancient city, Jerash includes nature reserves and beautiful nature, book your trip now, details from here

 

 

The city of Jerash, with its fertile soil and picturesque nature, includes two nature reserves, namely:

Dibeen Forest Reserve

Dibben Nature Reserve is an oasis of peace in its own right, ideal for long walks, excursions, relaxation and wildlife viewing. It is home to 17 endangered species and is able to breathe life into your day!

 

Al Mawwa Nature and Wildlife Sanctuary

It is the first reserve of its kind in Jordan, focusing on protecting wildlife, reviving the extinct animals of the region and providing a haven for animals that need care and attention. The reserve is an ideal place for lovers of wildlife in all its forms.

Watch the Shelter Sanctuary within the Gok Win program

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

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