Postcard From Jordan

Oval Plaza in Jerash

The 1st century Oval Plaza and the colonnaded Cardo Maximus (main street) of the Roman city of Jerash as viewed from the temple of Zeus. The new city in the background is a striking contrast.


Many thanks to the Jordan Tourism Board for making this post possible. 

While you are here, do take the time to read the history and legends of another historical monument on the Kings Highway.

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on instagram.com/theurgetowander

31 thoughts on “Postcard From Jordan

  1. A stunning capture, Madhu. I didn’t really understand just how huge those colonnades were until I compared them to the size of people standing in the plaza – that is mind-boggling to think the column shafts are carved from a single piece of stone!

    1. Thank you. Its amazing that the site has escaped vandalism and graffiti despite being so close to the modern city!

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