Sunday, October 28, 2007

October 27th--Jerash

Jerash has the BEST Roman Ruins outside Rome.

This is the stadium where we saw Roman Gladiators Fight. (Pictures down below!!)

This is the forum, streets, temples, and amphitheater.

Daniel is yelling hello in the holes on the ground to try and hear his echo.

Climbing up to the top--and then looking back at the newer part of the city of Jerash. They build right around the ruins it is pretty neat.

1st pic: Leylah is fascinated with Daniel --- 2nd pic: Leylah is annoyed with Daniel
It often goes like this all day long. And switches quite quickly. One minute completely happy with him and the next completely pissed off.

Here was the Roman Show!!! Daniel was crazy about it. He was a little nervous, but mostly excited. This is what kept him walking all day. The fact that he was going to see Romans fight and the Chariots ride. And he loved the pictures most.

This is the group and they showed us several positions that they fight in as a group to try and protect as many as possible. And then they showed us some fighting.

When they put on shows at the Arena the spectators would give a thumbs up to let them live and a thumbs sideways (symbolize a sword cutting head off) to kill them. I should have got a picture of Daniel's face when they explained this. He was horrified at the people around us doing sideways. He and I did thumbs up every time. As you see in the second to last picture--they kill the last guy and drag him off. Daniel's face cracked us up. He thought it was real and even after I explained I don't think he really believed until the guy came out at the end for photos.

1 comment:

Super Angie said...

What an amazing time you guys are having. Thanks for sharing this part of the world with us. Amazing!