Northern Jordan is the biblical land of Gilead, a mountainous area drained by the Yarmouk and Zerqa (or Jabbok) Rivers, which flow into the Jordan River. This area was the Roman Decapolis of ten city-states on the boundary between Greek and Semitic lands. Jerash is one of the best-preserved Roman provincial cities in the Near East. In Greco-Roman times, it was called Gerasa.
Modern town of Jerash:
Walls and South Gate:
Temple of Zeus:
Cardo Maximus (Collonaded Street):
Temple of Artemis:
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