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Jerash is about six hundred meters above the sea level. Its foundation dates back to 1878 when it was inhabited by Circassians community. It is 48 kilometers of Amman.
The city was founded by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC, but some of the monuments show a bronze city about 2,500 BC. Some of the finds discovered in the north of Jerash date back to the Iron Age, i.e., 1000 BC. .
The city enjoyed tranquility, stability and peace, and was greatly influenced by the Roman civilization. It became one of the ten cities and the Christianity spread to it until it had a bishop in 451. It was occupied by the armies of the Persians who destroyed its churches. .
The Arab Muslims led by Sharhabil bin Hasna in the time of the Caliph Omar ruled it in 635 AD. But the successive earthquakes that hit those areas led to their total collapse.
The Arab Muslims led by Sharhabil bin Hasna in the time of the Caliph Omar ruled it in 635 AD. But the successive earthquakes that hit those areas led to their total collapse.
Yāqūt wrote about it in his book mu'jam al-buldān (Dictionary of Countries): Jerash, this is the name of a great city existed and now ruins. The one who saw it told me that it was ruins and had ordinary wells that showed greatness. He said: In the middle of it is a flowing river that runs several large rivers to this end. It is located in the east of Mount Al Sawad of land of Balqa and Hauran. It is located on a mountain that includes farms and villages. All are called Mount Jerash, a name of a man, Jerash, bin Abdullah. This mountain is bounded by Mount Auf, which was conquered by Sharhabil bin Hassana in the days of the age of Omar.
As for the description of the ruins of this ancient city, the excavations revealed a five and a half kilometers long and two to three meters and half wide wall surrounding this ancient city. Emperor Traianus ordered to build road from the town of Bosra to the Red Sea known as the Victory Road. The Emperor Hadrian (117-138) passed by it on his way to occupy Bosra al-Sham. The Emperor treated the people of the city in a good way causing them to build an arch in honor of him which resisted the time and remained until this day. The arch is 37 meters long and 9 meters wide. The middle main gate is 10 meters high and about 5 meters wide.
To the west of the Arch of Hadrian lies the pond, which is a rectangle of 150 meters long and 55 meters wide and 12 meters deep. It has four engaged columns and the walker between the ruins of Jerash will find the Roman amphitheater north of the pond, the tomb and the Temple of Zeus. Then the walker will reach the large stadium located to the north west of the Temple of Zeus and its seats in the south which protects the spectators from the sun ray.

Municipals | Municipals of Jarash

Municipal Name Count of Regions
Jerash Municipality 3
Merad Municipality 4
Bab Amman Municipality 8
Al Naseem Municipality 4
Burmah Municipality 1