The ancient city of Jerash - Jordan
Roman Theatre in Jerash-Jordan
The ancient city of Jerash was the home to over 25,000 people.  Theatres and temples were continuously added as the city thrived under the Roman Empire.  In 330 AD Emperor Constantine announced that Christianity would be the new religion of the Roman Empire's eastern half and Jerash fell into the newly formed Byzantine segment.  Some temples were transformed to churches and many new churches were erected with mosaic floors similar to those found at Madaba.  The massive streets whose pavements still show the grooves of chariot wheels.  The south theatre, the biggest of Jerash's three amphitheatres, is still used for performances and festivals today

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