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Jerash, the Gerasa of Antiquity, is the capital and largest city of Jerash Governorate which is situated in the north of Jordan, 48 km (30 miles) north of the capital Amman towards Syria.
The oval forum is probably the largest forum of the Roman Empire: being a function both of the public square, agora, market (many stores have been found in its surroundings) is an essential architectural element Planning of the city as possible, for a stylistic effect, to make the visual connection between the cardo maximus and the sanctuary of Zeus who, thanks to the unique shape of the oval square, appears to be in continuity the main track of the city.
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