Photographer's Note

This is the central fountain of the Macellum (Agora / Marketplace) in the old Roman city section of Jerash. The town has been inhabited since neolithic times by various peoples such as the ancient Greeks, Romans & Byzantines. It was abandoned after a devastating earthquake in 749 AD. The Ottomans resettled it in the 16th century and today the modern city just outside the archaeological park has a population of 51,000.

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Additional Photos by Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17204 W: 1065 N: 37900] (171888)
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