Jerash.12 – Two Theaters & Two Streets

This is the South Theater, and I’m looking north so you can make out the Artemis temple & other parts of the city I’ve shown before. Jerash in its heyday was important enough to have two theaters – just below you see a photo taken over the North Theater towards the northernmost gate. I didn’t walk up to the north gate – turned around and walked back past all that I’ve shown you already. Like this post, that was a farewell walk past the temple to Artemis, past the second street – called the South Decumanus – which I’m also showing you below, and thus to this theater still-working theater: there are outdoor concerts both here and at the Forum, as you might have guessed from modern chairs and stages in a few photos. A sign in one of the photos below reminded me that Jordan is celebrating 100 years since the current boundaries were drawn by a young Winston Churchill in the post-WWI dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. What better place to ponder the rise and fall of human empires than a place like this, eh?

..and with a last walk through the Hippodrome to soak up the atmosphere, we’ll bid farewell to Jerash. Hope you’re enjoyed this armchair introductory tour.

2 responses

  1. Nadia

    Thank you for the tour and the explanation of events etc. Beautiful pictures and a lot of history 🙏!
    Sounds like a bit of the weather here in Norcal. However all relative, as I am heading out for 🎾at 8:30am, and asking myself why, as it will be a balmy 52degrees🤷‍♀️.
    Hang in there and this too shall pass. Are we seeing you for the Christmas holidays?

    November 21, 2021 at 05:48

  2. John

    Yes!

    November 21, 2021 at 06:50

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