Eastern Baths


Jerash's Eastern Baths lie outside the gated city on the other side of the wadi in the modern town. They are lit up at night and are interestingly juxtaposed with a modern mosque, though only real archaeological enthusiasts need seek them out.

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Nearby Jerash attractions

1. Mosque

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At the eastern end of the south decumanus is a modern mosque, a reminder of how Jordan has embraced many religions over the years and continues to…

2. Cardo Maximus

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Jerash’s superb colonnaded cardo maximus is straight in the way that only a Roman road can be. This is one of Jerash’s great highlights, and the walk…

3. Southern Tetrapylon

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Marking the intersection of the cardo maximus with the south decumanus, this four-pillared structure is in good repair.

4. Roman Ruins of Jerash

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The ruined city of Jerash is Jordan's largest and most interesting Roman site, and a major tourist drawcard. Its imposing ceremonial gates, colonnaded…

5. Museum

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Before you finish exploring ancient Jerash, visit this compact museum and visitor centre just above the forum. It houses a small but worthwhile selection…

6. Nymphaeum

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On the western side of the cardo maximus is the elegant nymphaeum, the main ornamental fountain of Jerash, dedicated to the water nymphs. Built about AD…

7. Propylaeum

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Built in AD 150, this is the monumental gateway to the Temple of Artemis. It was originally flanked by shops.

8. Cathedral


South of the nymphaeum, an elaborate staircase rises from the cardo maximus to Jerash's only cathedral. Little more than a modest Byzantine church, it was…