Goats roaming the ruins in Jerash, Jordan 09 Sep 2016
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Jerash in Jordan is part of the ancient Roman Decapolis. One of the best-preserved Roman cities in the world, its monuments also tell the tale of the empire’s decline. The fragmented remains of splendid baths indicate the destruction wrought by successive earthquakes, while a concentration of churches – many built out of stones taken from pagan temples – testify to the rise of Byzantium.
You can visit Jerash on Insight Guides' Discover Jordan trip, as well as many of the country's other ancient treasures.