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Jerash

The ancient city of Jerash , located on a plain in Jordan surrounded by hilly wooded areas and fertile basins, boasts an unbroken chain of human existence dating back more than 6,500 years.

Hidden for centuries in sand before being excavated and restored over the past 70 years, Jerash features a wealth of paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theaters, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates .
The Jerash Festival, held every July, transforms the ancient city into one of the world's liveliest and most spectacular cultural events.