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The remains of the Decapolis

If you go to Jordan, don't miss ancient Jerash (the ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa, also referred to as Antioch on the Golden River) - one of the most important, finest and best preserved Roman cities in the Middle East. It was a city of the Decapolis. It is more complete than you can imagine it to be and whether you are a historian or a gawking tourist, the ruins seem to evoke the ghosts of Rome.

 

Jordan has a pleasant surprise for you waiting around every corner - stylish chic & cool Amman, the best preserved Roman city (Jerash) with a gladiator show, Islamic hedonism in desert citadels, floating on the Dead sea caked in black mud followed by champagne breakfast, crazy mosaics, huge crusader castles, the dramatic reveal of the Treasury in candlelight @ Petra by night and/but the mesmerizing mysterious Monastery around the mountain peak being the true highlight of Petra ... As they say, if you like what you see, look a little further and you might get more!

 

Check out the whole set - Experience Jordan.

 

Amman, Jordan

2010

 

Arjun Purkayastha • travel & fine art photography •

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Taken on February 14, 2010