Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Jerash Part IV: South Gate

From Hippodrome, take a short walk to the South Gate. You’ll see the modern town of Jerash on your right. The town is the capital for Jerash Governorate.

South Gate is the main entrance to Gerasa Ancient City. It is located in front of the visitor centre.

Notice the signboard on the picture before? Here’s what it shows.

It is smaller than Hadrian’s Arch. Acanthus leaf decoration style can be seen on its columns.

View of the gate from the inside Ancient City.

Behind this wall is the Temple of Zeus.

Here’s a door to a mini museum displaying the art of entablature and classical order of the columns found around the Ancient City. It is located beneath the ruin of the Zeus Temple. This museum has collaboration with the Musée du Louvre of France.