Photographer's Note

The Greco-Roman city of Jerash was founded in 331 BC by Alexander the Great. Jerash was one of the cities of the Decapolis and became a trading center. The city is 800,000 square meters within its walls. The Persian invasion of 614 led to its demise. In 749, an earthquake caused major damage. Nevertheless, there is plenty of ancient Jerash remaining today and it is the second most popular tourist destination in Jordan.

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  • Copyright: Eugene Ward (geneward2) Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 80] (696)
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  • Date Taken: 2011-03-30
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