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The Most Important Historical Sites of Jordan

Many tourists from various regions around the world spend their holidays in Jordan for many reasons. The country enjoys several magnificent features; historical sites, natural phenomenon, and much more excitements.

One of the most interesting monuments travelers who tour Jordon is Jerash or ancient Greca as the Romans named the city. Jerash is the largest and best preserved Roman historical site in the world outside Italy.

The ancient town flourished during the 3rd century AD when the population reached more than 20,000 inhabitants. however, the city was harshly affected due to the earthquakes that occurred during the 8th and 9th centuries. Today, it is one of the major touristic landmarks that is included in many travel packages to Jordon.

The main remaining features of Jerash today include the Cardo Maximus which is the main street in the ancient town that hosts more than 1000 columns and cuts the town at its middle. This is where tourists who spend their vacations in Jordon enter the city.

There is also the wonderful Northern Amphitheatre of Jerash. Constructed in the 1st century AD, the theatre accommodates more than 5000 spectators and it is still used until today in various performances and art festivals. The theatre is among the most remarkable travelers who enjoy their holiday in Jordon are keen to explore.

Travelers who tour Jordon should never miss the chance to explore Petra, the most astonishing historical site of the country. Petra is located in the Southern region of Jordon and it is famous for its pink rock-carved various establishments.

Constructed in 312 BC, Petra served as the capital of the Nabateans Kingdom and an important commercial center on the Silk Way between Asia and Africa. Now, Petra is one of the most important highlights of various travel packages to Jordon.

Discovered at the beginning of the 19th century after many years being abundant and forgotten, Petra was chosen among the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. Numerous tourists who travel to Jordon visit Petra every day.

The most impressive building of Petra is surely the Treasury as Bedouins thought that it contains treasures. However, it turned out to be a royal mausoleum. The façade of the Treasury contains two floors that are more than 37 meters high. From inside, the treasury has several rooms and chambers.

Another quite marvelous building in Petra is the Monastery of the ancient town. Constructed in the middle of the 1st century BC, the building of the monastery is even larger than the Treasury being 50 meters high. Such monuments grab the attention of many tourists from all around the globe to book holidays in Jordon.

The theatre of Petra is also quite remarkable. Constructed in the 1st century with half-circle design, it was cut out of rocks and may accommodate up to 10,000 people. With more than 54 rows for spectators, the theatre of Petra has many remarkable architectural features. Many travel packages to Jordon include a visit to Petra as one of the most notable historical sites of the region.

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