JORDAN’S NORTH is greener, cooler and more mountainous than its south. Near the Syrian border is one of the greatest Roman cities in the Middle East, Jerash. You can also find other ancient cities and castles, as well as the capital, Ammman.
A mosque and market street in the Jordanian capital, Amman.
Apparently we should come Thursday night, when they have a big one. Kebab stand, Amman.
One of Jerash's two theatres.
Fans of Roman columns will love Jerash.
Scene of chariot races and grand parades, the Hippodrome.
Kids playing in Jerash's ampitheatre.
Possibly established by Alexander The Great around 330BC, Jerash (Gerasa) fell to the Romans in 63BC.
The Oval Forum and Cardo Maximus, Jerash.
"Stay tonight. Stay a month. No problem for me. 14 people stay, 16 people, all the same." So said the father-in-law of the stranger who invited us to lunch in northern Jordan.
Gadara changed hands many times between the Greeks, Romans, Seleucids, Egyptians, Jews, Christians, Arabs, Muslims, until abandoned in 747 after an earthquake.
Roman ruins of Gadara, located above Lake Tiberias. The occupied Golan Heights in the background.
Near the city of Um Qais is Gadara, a Roman city in northern Jordan.
The Dead Sea. Yes, you can float. Yes, it does taste awful, and no, you don't want to get the water on any cuts.
A view across the Hippodome out across the hills in Jerash.
A litte bit more of Jerash.