The ancient city of Jerash (Gerasa) is a beautiful day trip to make when you are in Amman. The site has been undergoing excavation since the 1920's after being discovered in 1806 by German Orientalist Ulrich Jasper Seetzen.
Today these ruins are a source of amusement and wonder. You could literally spend hours weaving through the many columns still in existence. Or perhaps you would prefer to sit in one of the amphitheaters and listen to the bagpipe and drum duet.
Below are a list of the many sites in Jerash, but do not leave without visiting the souq.
- The Corinthium column
- Hadrian's Arch
- The circus/hippodrome
- The two large temples (dedicated to Zeus and Artemis)
- The nearly unique oval Forum, which is surrounded by a fine colonnade,
- The long colonnaded street or cardo
- Two theatres (the Large South Theatre and smaller North Theatre)
- Two baths, and a scattering of small temple
Also in Jerash is one of From The Earth's partners, Made To Help. This German-Jordanian based project has a goal of helping families in places where decent living conditions are not the norm. Teaching textiles skills through a network of women, this project is giving much needed income to families.
Each high-quality item is quality checked before leaving Made To Help headquarters. Currently, From The Earth has hand-towels, cosmetic bags, pencil cases, and kindle covers in our Amman Showroom.