“Jerash is the only place in the world where Roman army, gladiators and chariot racing performances can be experienced in a genuine Roman setting. It is a truly exciting and unique experience that you will want to see again”.
Join us 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, GLADIATORS AND ROMAN 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, we 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.
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.