Exploring Jerash, Jordan, The Rome of the Middle East

Roman ruins in Jerash, Jordan

As any reader of this blog knows, I absolutely adore history. But despite seeing Roman ruins like Palatine Hill in Rome and the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul, I was never terribly interested in Ancient Rome. Jerash, Jordan, changed that. Jerash is the most impressive Roman ruin I’ve ever seen; a 2,000-year old Greco-Roman city complete with a chariot-racing track and an Artemis temple. What … Read more