The Roman Army and Chariot Experience (RACE)

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The Roman Army and Chariot Experience (RACE) Jerash Reviews

Nzelvis Nzelvis
56 reviews
Apr 28, 2007
Upon entering the ancient city of Gerasa (Jerash), one of the first things that will catch your eye among the ruins is the impressive and well-kept hippodrome. While having nothing to do with hippos, a hippodrome is an arena from Roman times that would hold chariot races and gladiator fights. Although the hippodrome in Jerash has laid dormant for nearly 2000 years, it was recently brought back to life by an individual who designed The Roman Army and Chariot Experience. RACE, as it is known, will take you back to the Roman times as you are led by a bright young Roman soldier as he tells you about the life, battles, and death of Roman legionnaires. As he speaks, members of the Roman army march out of the history books and into the hippodrome, demonstrating fighting styles, weapons, maneuvers, chants, and more. Just when you think it can't get any better, gladiators rush onto the field. They pair off and do battle, and it's up to you whether the loser lives or dies. The grand finale is a chariot race which will keep you on the edge of your seat (which happen to be the same seats the Romans sat on some 2000 years ago). The entire event is well played out and will keep you laughing and entertained. A must see if coming to Jerash. Just note the showtimes before you go so you don't miss it!
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