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Jordan Jerash 2013 0669.jpg
03-Jun-2013 Dick Osseman

Jordan Jerash 2013 0669.jpg

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The Hadrian Gate is a triumphal arch in the southernmost part of the old city, 1931-1934 American archaeologists took measurements, and in the 1980’s it was renovated, the Jordan authorities responsible used lighter stone to mark the newer work. The North and South side are actually identical: four half Corinthian columns, incorporated in the main building, flank the three passages. The inner (northern) side had an inscription dedicating it to the Emperor Hadrian, who visited the town in 129-130. The gate seems to have been an actual entrance to the city rather than just an architectural feat. I show pictures from either side and some fragments lying about that may belong to the gate, maybe they don’t.

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