The city of Petra was a Nabataean caravan-city, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea. Petra is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. It is one of the world's most famous archaeological sites. It is sometimes referred to as The Pink City because of the reddish color of the rocks.
One of the best preserved sites in Jordan is the provincial Roman city of Jerash, which flourished in the first century AD. At its height, Jerash was home to over 25,000 people. Theaters and temples were continuously added as the city thrived under the Roman empire. North-west of the Temple of Zeus is the South Theater. The South Theater is the biggest of Jerash’s three theaters, and seats over 3,000 people. The acoustics of the theater are excellent even now, 2,000 years after its construction. One can stand at a spot near the center of the orchestra floor speaking in normal voice and be heard throughout the entire auditorium. |
South Theater of Jerash
Jordans trademark, the ancient city of Petra
There are many beautiful and interesting ruins in Jordan
One of the many beautiful buildings in Petra
The ancient, pink city of Petra