The North of Jordan

Just got back from seeing the Roman ruins in the north of Jordan, in the cities of Irbid, Um Qais, and Jerash. I’m a sucker for ruins and in general ancient architecture, so the trip was a treat. Jerash is all rolling green hills and yellow flowers, speckled with columns and temples and ancient little houses. Our guide told us that it’s estimated about 70% of Jerash is still buried, and we saw giant columns that you could climb on top of because they’re mostly under the earth. I can’t really describe how beautiful it is up there, in a totally different way than the south of Jordan, so I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

Jerash ruins

Hell yesss

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Temple of Adonis

The Golan Heights

The Golan Heights

Basically the entire trip was one long “I can’t believe I’m getting credit for this” moment.

–June

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  1. Ammu H.

    I envy you!
    Glad that you can see and experience all these.

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