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Chariot racing in the ancient Roman city Jerash


Jordan has evidence of settlements going back to 7000 BC and Stone Age man, but perhaps the most famous settlement is that of the Roman Empire.

In those days men were men and horses were horses and the Jenson Button's and Lewis Hamilton's of the age bestrode horse-drawn chariots. Rajan Datar unleashed his inner gladiator in Jerash, north of Jordan's capital Amman.

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