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Temple of Artemis, Jerash, Jordan

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Temple of Artemis, Jerash, Jordan

Temple of Artemis, Jerash, Jordan. The site of a settlement since the Bronze Age, the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa (Jerash) was established in the 2nd century BC and was one of the ten cities in Syria and Palestine known as the Decapolis. Jerash became a Roman city of the province of Syria in 63 BC. The excavation of the site, which has revealed extensive ruins, began in the 1920s. The Temple of Artemis was built in the 2nd century during the reign of the Emperor Antoninus Pius

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2nd Century Ancient City Capital Jordan Jordanian Sharp Temple Of Artemis Vivienne Vivienne Sharp Decapolis Gerasa Irbid Jerash


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This print showcases the magnificent Temple of Artemis, located in Jerash, Jordan. With a rich history dating back to the Bronze Age, this Greco-Roman city was established in the 2nd century BC and became part of the renowned Decapolis - a group of ten cities in Syria and Palestine. Under Roman rule, Jerash flourished as a provincial capital within Syria. The excavation of this archaeological site began in the 1920s, revealing extensive ruins that offer glimpses into ancient life. The Temple of Artemis itself was constructed during the reign of Emperor Antoninus Pius in the 2nd century AD. Its grandeur is evident through its towering columns and intricate architectural features. As we gaze upon this image captured by Vivienne Sharp, we are transported back to an era where religion played a central role in society. The temple's stone pillars stand tall against a vivid backdrop, reminding us of its once vibrant existence. This photograph not only captures the beauty and historical significance of Jerash but also serves as a testament to human ingenuity and artistic prowess throughout different civilizations. It invites us to appreciate our shared heritage while marveling at how these ancient structures have withstood the test of time.

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