Some would argue that the Roman ruins at Jerash, Jordan are even more spectacular than those of Rome itself. Judge for yourself. For the photographer Jerash is an absolute dream – with easy access to colonnaded streets, churches, theatres, plazas and arches in wonderful condition. Totally different, Petra dates back to the 8th Century BC. It was a thriving city, carved out of a red rock hillside, but was wrecked by Arabs in the 7th century. Its wonders were only rediscovered two hundred years ago.