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 tolerate different forms of worship to this day.

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Nearby Jerash attractions

1. Eastern Baths

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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…

2. 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.

3. 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…

4. 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…

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. South Decumanus

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The south decumanus at Jerash once served as the Roman town's main east–west axis. At the eastern end is the modern mosque. Take the left fork from the…

7. Agora

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On the western side of the cardo maximus is the agora, where people gathered for public meetings around the central fountain.

8. Cathedral

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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…