National Geographic : 1917 Feb
Photograph by American Colony, Jerusalem 'THrE RUINS OF JERASH, SITUATED ABOUT EIGHTY MILES SOUTHWEST OI DAMASCUS Jerash is a city of stupendous ruins, in size and importance second only to Palmyra, and in beauty of architecture surpassed only by Baalbec. It is the world's best example of the ancient Grecian city. Here was reared every structure that made life attractive to the Greek-the colonnaded street, the splendid forum, the beautiful temple, and the magnificent theater. According to Pliny, Jerash was one of the original ten cities which formed the Decapolis.