Amman City Tour + Jerash

Amman City Tour + Jerash

Start TimePickup LocationSitesTour IncludeTour Not include
08:00 AMyour Hotel in Amman - Dead Sea or Madaba.Amman citadel.
Roman Theater.
King Abdullah Mosque.

Jerash

Home / Hotel Pick-up and drop-off.
English Speaking driver.
A modern vehicle with AC.
Entry fees.
Local Tour Guide.
Travel Insurance.
Meals & anything
not mentioned otherwise
is not included.
(Local Tour guide can be used if desired) From The Main Entrance, we are flexible about the Time.

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Amman city tour Jerash

The Tour Start From Your Hotel In Amman City At 8:00 Am

to The Following Places In Amman City:

Amman  Citadel + Roman Theater + Jordan Museum + Royal Automobile Museum+ king Abdullah Mosque .

The Tour Finish At 5:00 PM ( Drop off in your Hotel in Amman )

* Our Tour not include Guide.

if you need a guide you can book a guide from the main entrance of the site.


More Information about Jerash

From 8th Circle in Amman, take the north-west road out towards Salt.

Eventually one must turn northward, but brown tourism signs clearly mark the road towards Jerash.

Located some 48 km (30 miles) north of the capital Amman.

Jerash is known for the ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa,

also referred to as Antioch on the Golden River.

it became an urban center during the 3rd century BC .

a member of the federation of Greek cities the Decapolis (“ten cities” in Greek).

Jerash prospered during the 1st century BC as a result of  position

on the incense and spice trade route from the Arabian Peninsula to Syria and the Mediterranean region.

The city began to decline in the 3rd century,

later becoming a Christian city under the rule of the Byzantine empire.

Bronze Age

Evidence of settlements dating to the Bronze Age (3200 BC – 1200 BC).

have been found in the region.

Hellenistic period 

Jerash is the site of the ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa.

Ancient Greek inscriptions from the city as well as literary sources.

support that the city was founded by Alexander the Great

who settled aged Macedonian soldiers there. so This took place during the spring of 331 BC,

when Alexander left Egypt, crossed Syria and then went to Mesopotamia .

Roman period

After the Roman conquest in 63 BC.

Jerash and the land surrounding annexed to the Roman province of Syria.

and later joined the Decapolis league of cities. In AD 90.

Jerash absorbed into the Roman province of Arabia.

which included the city of Philadelphia (modern-day Amman).

The Romans ensured security and peace in this area, which enabled people,

to devote their efforts to economic development.

Jerash sometimes misleadingly referred to as the “Pompeii of the Middle East” or of Asia,

referring to its size, the extent of excavation and level of preservation.

since Jerash never destroyed and buried by a single cataclysmic event.

such as a volcanic eruption.

Jerash is considered one of the most important and best-preserved Roman cities in the Near East.

Byzantine period of Jerash

The city finally, reached a size of about 800,000 square meters within its walls.

Also, The Persian invasion, in AD 614 caused the rapid decline of Jerash.

Early Muslim period

Despite the decline, the city continued to flourish during, the Omayyad period.

as shown by recent excavations. In AD 749, also major earthquake destroyed much of Jerash and surroundings.