The Romans in Jordan

 

 

 

 

 

Petra

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Roman Street

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Fountain along collonade

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Sketch of Fountain

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Roman Street

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Channel

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Remains of Cistern

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Cistern

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Cistern entrance

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Cistern entrance

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Drainage channel

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Channel

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Bath

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Channel at bath

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Latrine

Gerasa at modern day Jerash

Gerasa is approximately 30 miles north of Amman in modern-day Jordan.  The city, also known as Antiocha on the Chrysorrhoas during the Helenistic times.  Gerasa was founded by Antiochus IV Epiphanes (175-164 B.C.). Gerasa is divided by the Chrysorrhoas River.  Ancient ruins of the eastern part has been covered by the present-day town was most likely the residential part of Gerasa.  The western part was the heart of the city where the Temple of Artemis was located along with many monumental structures.

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Colonnadad avenue with the monumental columns crowned by  Corinthian capitals.  Several stormwater inlets are located along the street.

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Baths on north side of Gerasa

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Baths on north side of Gerasa

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Entrance to the cathedral on left and the nymphaeum on the right

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Water features along colonnaded avenue

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Small fountain along colonnaded avenue

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Water feature along colonnaded street.

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Nymphaeum along the colonnaded avenue.

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Drainage channel below nymphaeum wall

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Water basin in front of the nymphaeum wall

Maddaba

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Cistern at Maddaba

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Bath

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