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What did the Ro­mans ever do for Jor­dan? Well, yes, they con­quered it a fair bit. But they built the city of Jerash. Yeah, OK, so they took the an­cient Greek city of Gerasa, and made it big­ger and bet­ter. Point is, two mil­len­nia on, said site, while ru­ined, is still mag­nif­i­cent – as un­miss­able a piece of Jor­da­nian an­tiq­uity as Pe­tra. It sits 35 miles (56km) north of Am­man. Day trips from £43pp with Vi­a­tor (­a­; ref­er­ence 22721P17).

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