Jerash – Ajloan Castle – Umm Qais Day Tour

Jerash – Ajloan Castle – Um Qais Day Tour 

The Tour Start From Your Hotel In Amman At 8:00 Amto The Following Places :

 Jerash + Ajloan Castle + Umm Qais

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

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More Information About Jerash, Ajloun Castle , Umm Qais

Jerash

A close second to Petra on the list of favourite destinations in Jordan
is the ancient city of Jerash,
which boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years.

Jerash lies on a plain surrounded by hilly wooded areas
and fertile basins.
Conquered by General Pompey in 63 BC,
it came under Roman rule and was one of the ten great Roman cities of the Decapolis League.

The city’s golden age came under Roman rule,
during which time it known as Gerasa, and the site is now generally acknowle to be one of the best-preserved Roman provincial towns in the world.

Ajloun Castle

(Qal’at Ar-Rabad) was build by one of Saladin’s generals in 1184 AD to control the iron mines of Ajloun

and to deter the Franks from invading Ajloun.

it dominated the three main routes leading to the Jordan Valley and protected the trade and commercial routes between Jordan and Syria;

it became an important link in the defensive chain against the Crusaders,

who, unsuccessfully spent decades trying to capture the castle and the nearby village.

The original castle had four towers, arrow slits incorporated into the thick walls, and was surrounded by a moat averaging 16m in width and up to 15m deep.

Umm Qais

one of the most brilliant ancient Greco-Roman cities of the Decapolis.

and according to the Bible, the spot where Jesus cast out the Devil from two demoniacs (mad men) into a herd of pigs.

Gadara was strategically situated, laced by a number of key trading routes connecting Syria and Palestine. It was blessed with fertile soil and abundant rainwater