Temple of Artemis, Jerash, Jordan. The site of a settlement since the Bronze Age, the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa (Jerash) was established in the 2nd century BC and was one of the ten cities in Syria and Palestine known as the Decapolis. Jerash became a Roman city of the province of Syria in 63 BC. The excavation of the site, which has revealed extensive ruins, began in the 1920s. The Temple of Artemis was built in the 2nd century during the reign of the Emperor Antoninus Pius.
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