Jordan – Jerash

Hadrian’s Arch (built 129 AD).

Before going to Jordan I had no idea how many Roman ruins there are there. It’s astounding to see half a Roman city surrounded by a modern-day one. If you go to Jordan, you really must see Jerash (12 JOD/$16.95). You need at least 3 hours if you plan to take in the gladiator show.

We watched the Roman Army and Chariot Experience (12 JOD/$16.95) at the hippodrome.

The legionaries demonstrated Roman fighting techniques which were quite interesting. The chariot race left something to be desired. One of the charioteers couldn’t get his horses under control. Both charioteers looked absolutely terrified the entire time; I don’t blame them.

One of the legionnaires held my friend’s hand. Jordanians are a really friendly bunch.

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