Re-enactment of Circus Gerasa in Jerash

The Jordan Jaunt: Amman & Jerash

… We visited the Citadel which is located in the old part of the city. It was created and conquered by many empires that rose and fell through the years of Amman’s long and troubled history. Much of it, like the other attractions in Jordan was in ruins. It was fascinating to see the Temple of Hercules which is visible from almost all elevated parts of Amman during the day and lit up at night. It had 33-foot tall columns which tower over the city. Some of them had collapsed and broken in perfectly cylindrical pieces and lay in a straight column formation. As we walked back, the azaan was reverberating from the entire city of Amman and it felt very peaceful. Evening was beginning to descend through cold wisps of air and shadows were beginning to win their battle with the sun yet again…
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