مضمار سباق الخيل (هيبودروم)
005- Roman Period
Hippodrome is from the Greek word hippos meaning horse, and dorms meaning race. The hippodrome is an arena for horse races, chariot races, and other sporting events. The Jerash hippodrome was built during the reign of Hadrian in the 2nd century CE. Despite its large size, it is the smallest of its kind with only 10 starting gates instead of the typical 12. Performances are held in the arena almost daily, displaying chariot races, army drills, and gladiator fights.
Outside the city walls between Hadrian’s Arch and the South Gate.