The remains of the provincial Roman city of Gerasa have been remarkably well preserved by the dry desert air of what is now Jordan. Situated in rich farmland in the north of Jordan and blessed with a Mediterranean climate, Gerasa thrived as a cosmopolitan city throughout the Roman period, becoming one of the Decapolis (10 [...]
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We saw Petra for the first time at night. Inky blueblack sky above, punctuated by a mesh of stars. Deep black in front, behind and around us, candles in paper bags lighting the path beside our feet but little else as we followed the Bedouin leader down the ceremonial Siq. As we entered the rock [...]