Southern Tetrapylon


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Nearby Jerash attractions

1. 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…

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. 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…

4. 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.

5. Umayyad Houses

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The unassuming walls of these buildings don't look especially noteworthy, but they're interesting for adding another level of historical accretion in…

6. 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…

7. Museum


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

8. 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…