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The Life and Times of Romans in Jordan

By Linda Tancs

In yet another nod to the appeal of gladiator contests and chariot races, Jerash, Jordan is the latest site for the staging of gladiator fights and chariot races at its restored hippodrome.  This “Rome away from Rome” as the Tourism Board so aptly puts it is a perfect locale for the reenactments of ancient sporting events.  After all, the excavated colonnaded paved streets reveal chariot tracks worn in the original stone.

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