SWF: Hadrian’s Arch

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Sky Watch Friday

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March 2008
Hadrian’s Arch
Jerash, Jordan

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For Sky Watch this Friday, I have two photographs of clear blue sky that I shot in the ancient city of Jerash, Jordan, with interesting foreground.

The city of Jerash located about 50 kms to the northern city of Amman, Jordan is famous for its Greco-Roman ruins.  It is considered one of the most important and best preserved Roman cities in the Near East.  Jerash was the home of Nicomachus of Gerasa, one of the great mathematicians in human history.

The Emperor Hadrian visited Jerash in AD 129-130. The triumphal arch (or Arch of Hadrian) was built to celebrate his visit.

Happy SWF, and a nice week to all visitors to this blog.

– celine
http://indicaspecies.blogspot.com
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11 Responses to “SWF: Hadrian’s Arch”

  1. wonderful photos… awesome archetucture with beautiful skies in the background!

  2. Wonderful! These are really interesting photos!

  3. The history lesson made me love the beautiful pictures of the arch even more.

  4. Your posts are always so beautiful and interesting. This one as well. Excellent!

  5. These are wonderful. My little cousin wanted to visit Jordan this past summer; I wonder if he ever made it! The blue sky with the tan Roman arches and the bits of greenery make lovely photos.

  6. Lovely pictures of some very cool places:)

  7. BEAUTIFUL SHOTS AND THE POST WAS VERY INFORMATIVE…THANKS FOR SHARING WITH US.
    HAVE A HAPPY WEEKEND.

  8. What beautiful architecture and sky. Beautiful photos!

  9. Lovely shots, Celine. I didn’t know Hadrian was there!

  10. indicainq8 Says:

    Thank you very much everyone.

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