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?