Jerash dates back more than 6,500 years. It was hidden under sand until the excavation took place, some 70 years ago and you can still see columns that are still buried. Jerash is said to be one of the best preserved Roman towns in the world and we're lucky enough to see Byzantine work as well. Needless to say, I was in awe walking through this "city".
Here's Akram, my tour guide. He has 11 children and 70 (yes, 70!) grandchildren. He admitted to me he doesn't remember all of their names.
The Acanthus plant was growing there. Amazing to see it against the Corinthian columns.
Unfortunately, I was alone so here's the only picture I have of myself.
Check back soon for the next stop...Petra!