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The Danish-German Jarash North-West Quarter Project: results from the 2014-2015 Seasons

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  • Achim Lichtenberger, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
  • Rubina Raja
Since 2011 a joint Danish-German archaeological project headed by the authors investigates the North-West Quarter of Jarash Within the ancient walled city of Jarash, the North-West Quarter lies at the highest point of the settlement and overlooks the Roman period Artemision. The project aims at investigating
the settlement history of this approximately 4 hectare large area and relate it to the overall archaeology and history of the city. Whereas in the past mainly the city center with the public monuments has been the focus of archaeological
research, our project aims at looking at one of the prominent areas situated away from the monumental colonnaded streets and massive temple complexes. The project covers all periods of the urban history of the site and it has been possible to trace evidence from the Hellenistic to the Ottoman periods,
as well as some scattered, ex-situ evidence for prehistoric periods.
During the Roman period, the city of Gerasa in Northwest Jordan belonged to the Decapolis.
Original languageEnglish
Book seriesStudies in the history and archaeology of Jordan
Volume13
Pages (from-to)51-71
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

    Research areas

  • Jerash, Near Eastern Archaeology

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