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Gerasa (Jerash) - Temple of Artemis | Jordan - Gerasa (Jerash) and Gadara (Umm Qais) (IMG_7456.jpg)

Gerasa (Jerash) - Temple of Artemis

In early 12th century the temple was converted into a fortress by a garrison stationed in the area by the atabey of Damascus. Baldwin II, King of Jerusalem, captured and burned the fortress in CE 1121-1122. The inner faces of the temple walls still clearly show the effect of the great fire.
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