Join the RACE - the Roman Army and Chariot Experience on this incredible journey
in time to a city of the Roman Decapolis and witness a live event that has so far only
been the subject of epic films.
...A HIPPODROME WITH FULLY ARMED LEGIONARIES AND CHARIOT RACES
You will be excited by a hippodrome in a remarkable city that is today, after 6500 years
of human habitation, restored to its former glory. A living testimony to its majestic past,
RACE invite you to experience a Roman Army performance, gladiator fights, and a chariot
race at the authentic locale, the monumental hippodrome of the ancient city of Jerash.
...IN THE SETTING OF A MAGNIFICENTLY PRESERVED ROMAN CITY
In 1806 Ulrich Jasper Seetzen, a German traveller, came upon ruins that he thought might
be those of an ancient city buried under centuries of sand. It was in 1925 that
excavations began on the site and as layer upon layer of civilisation were revealed,
a well-preserved Greco-Roman city began to emerge.
Jerash rose from the rubble, awakened from its long repose – its ancient city walls
enclosing colonnaded paved streets with chariot tracks worn in the original stone,
a dramatic oval plaza defined by a colonnade of Ionic columns, a complex of baths,
theatres, the temples of Dionysus, Artemis and Zeus, and a superb hippodrome.
For further informations : Jerash Heritage Co. Ltd. P. O. Box 1074 - Jerash 26111 Jordan
Tel +962 2 634 2471 - Fax +962 2 634 2481
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