conservation image Middle Eastern Geodatabase for Antiquities (MEGA) - Jordan

Present day remains of the ancient city of Gerasa. The remains continue to exhibit key elements of the Roman-era city plan. Comparison with the historic image taken a century earlier shows that the modern city of Jarash has grown over the archaeological remains of the ancient city's residential area. A major challenge that the Jordanian Department of Antiquities currently faces is the protection of archaeological sites in the face of rapid development in many areas of Jordan. Photo: David Myers