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History and culture, Middle East

A golden age

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The city of Jerash is an archaeological titan among the Roman relics of the east. But what sparked its monumental constructions?

 

In their magnificent forum, one can only wonder what the wealthy citizens of Jerash got up to. The city became a booming trade centre in Roman times, as evident by its grandiose facilities: paved and colonnaded streets, towering temples, fine theatres, public squares, city gates, fountains and baths. It became a prime example of Roman urbanism. How? Well, because it could afford it. Continue Reading…