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Temple of Zeus (Jerash)

Temple of Zeus (Jerash)

Temple of Zeus was the largest temple in the Ancient Jerash.

 

 

Location: Jerash

 

 

Description of Temple of Zeus

Temple of Zeus was built in the 1st century AD on a high pedestal that make it visible from many parts of the town. It is surrounded by 15 meter high Corinthian columns that survived multiple earthquakes. Temple of Zeus is located between South Theatre and Acropolis (of Forum in Latin). Religious rituals started their procession from the Oval Square and walked up a long staircase to the actual temple. Temple of Zeus was closed with the arrival of Christianity to the East Roman/ Byzantine Empire. However its structure was badly damaged in the 8th century by an earthquake and ensuing landslide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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