The Jerash Nymphaeum

The Nymphaeum (a public fountain) of Jerash was built towards the end of the second century AD, when the city (and indeed the entire Roman Empire, according to Gibbon) was "most prosperous and happy" under the Antonines. In the foreground is a circular basin that received waters from the fountain, which were conducted through pipes whose outlets are visible in the background (center of the lower course).

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