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The history and attractions of the city of Jerash.

Jerash (Jarash) is a provincial town located in the North of Jordan, whose population is around 30,000 people. It is of considerable interest to foreign tourists and is the second most visited place in the country, after the ancient city of Petra. Jerash is divided into two parts: ancient and modern. They are in close proximity to each other, and they are separated by only a wall. The entrance to the historical area of Jarash paid . to maintain the condition of the unique monuments of architecture and culture in the proper form.

Jerash: history

It is believed that the first settlements on the site of the modern Jerash has arisen in the Neolithic period, i.e. in the period when culture inhabited this region people has changed from assign (gatherers, hunters) to producing (cattle, agriculture) the type of farming. And when you consider that in the middle East, the Neolithic period began about 9500 years BC you can imagine how much history it keeps ancient Jerash. People are attracted by beautiful nature, fertile soil and green hills of this region, allowing them to find food and shelter from the scorching sun.

In 63 BC, Jerash was conquered by the Roman army and included in the so-called Decapolis (the ten towns), representing a group of ten antique cities on the East of Jordan valley. City of the Decapolis were in government, had a certain degree of autonomy and were centers of Greek and Roman culture around them among the Nabataean, Aramaic and Jewish settlements.

The era of Roman rule is considered the Golden age of Jerash . who wore at that time the name of Gerasa (Garash). During this time the small town had turned into striking with its scale Roman settlement, built in compliance with all rules and laws of urban planning of those years. Moreover, when the 129 year old Roman Emperor Hadrian decided to visit Jerash . for his arrival was erected a triumphal arch. This grandiose structure was established almost half a kilometer from the southern gate of the city, with the expectation that the city will develop in this way. However, this was not true and therefore the arch is still standing a little away from ancient Jerash . Continue reading

Stone tomb is an ancient altar, or a natural phenomenon?

Near my native city of Melitopol is an interesting historical object – a Stone tomb . What is education, how did this natural phenomenon in the desert: “rocks “, like rocks, caves, secret letters? Some researchers say that it is a natural phenomenon, others are inclined to think that this piece of the fallen meteorite. From all over the world, tourists and researchers come to this mysterious place. According to people with paranormal abilities, in this place, near the Stone graves vibrates unexplored energy. Indeed, when we climb on “the rocks”, legs feel some vibrations. While on the observation platform of the Museum, can be very clearly feel that here, on a Stone tomb, merges time and space. Looking at the stone idols represent those tribes that took place near the Altar of this Ancient civilization, leaving writings and cave drawings cave walls. Now only the rustle of the reeds of the ancient river Dairy, stone images Yes the wind over the steppes remember the old days. People say you can’t touch the idols that they carry coded information of the tribes. The idol was put on the mounds, the graves of ancient people, it was believed that the soul of the departed into the world of the ancestors dwell in the idol, and not mechetnya living. How many legends have left the ancients, passing through our grasslands. Let’s learn about this historic site in more detail.

The most mysterious and ancient witness of the past is a Stone tomb . Many places on earth that is called the birthplace of humanity. According sumerologist – archaeologist Kitisin, slab Stone Grave inscriptions store, similar to the writings of the ancient Sumerians. On the origin of the Stone tomb is still debated by scientists. Discussed different versions, starting with the fact that it is the remains of an ancient sand banks of the Pontic sea, to version of meteoric origin and of ancient pyramids of the Amazons. What kind of education in the steppe? Maybe someday science will uncover this secret. Continue reading

In Egypt, archaeologists discovered the remains of an unknown Pharaoh

The remains of this Pharaoh may be the most significant recent archaeological finds

The remains of the Pharaoh who lived 3600 years ago, discovered this month in southern Egypt may be the most significant of recent archaeological discoveries. Scientists have discovered a previously unknown burial site, which probably could be put on a par with the tombs in the Valley of the kings, according to Past Horizons .

The remains of the Pharaoh Seneca are the first convincing proof of the existence of the dynasty of the pharaohs, which the archaeologists had suspected but never seen any evidence of their existence. Next to the tomb of Seneca can be found about 20 previously unknown rulers of Egypt, said the head of the archaeological excavations of Joseph Wegner.

“It could be something like the Valley of the kings”, he added, referring to the famous tomb in Luxor in southern Egypt, where Tutankhamun is buried, through which the Valley of the kings became so famous.

“We believe that can be found many tombs of the rulers – said Wegner, who for more than two decades explored the area of Abydos – an ancient city, which lies to the South of modern Cairo. – Now,if we take into account the likely existence of 20 of the pharaohs, we can assume the possibility of detecting a whole dynasty of kings who are buried here.”

An unknown third dynasty

Entering the tomb of Seneca the first time, Wegner found that she was robbed many decades ago: the mummified body was torn to pieces, definitely was missing some jewelry and artifacts. Continue reading

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