Cardo Maximus by Dean Cunningham

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Cardo Maximus, Jerash, Jordan, Middle East.

The cardo was a north-south oriented street in Roman cities, military camps, and coloniae. The cardo, an integral component of city planning, was lined with shops and vendors, and served as a hub of economic life. The main cardo was called cardo maximus.

Taken with Canon IXUS 80.

Jerash is known for the ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa, also referred to as Antioch on the Golden River. It is sometimes misleadingly referred to as the “Pompeii of the Middle East or Asia”, referring to its size, extent of excavation and level of preservation (though Jerash was never buried by a volcano). Jerash is considered one of the most important and best preserved Roman cities in the Near East.


  • vadim19
    vadim19over 2 years ago

    wonderful capture, Dean!

  • thanks a lot vadim !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 2 years ago


    Please add this award winning image to the DeeZ 5Cs Award Showcase Group HERE
    Thanks, DeeZ!
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  • thankyou very much deez for the showcase award !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkover 2 years ago

    All in line. Great shot Dean.

  • thanks a lot john – would love to head back to this part of the world !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • miroslava
    miroslavaover 2 years ago

    great shot, hustory is amazing !

  • yeah it is, would love to get back to these parts soon … thankyou miroslava !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibover 2 years ago

    Fantastic shot Dean! Love the composition.

  • thanks a lot arfan – some great roman ruins in this region !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Emma Holmes
    Emma Holmesover 2 years ago

    Lovely shot and great POV

  • thankyou very much emma !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldover 2 years ago

    Very nice composition,Dean!!

  • thanks a lot lance !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 2 years ago


  • thankyou charmiene !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • liza1880
    liza1880over 2 years ago

    Nice composition and colours

  • thankyou liza !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
    © Hany G. Jada...over 2 years ago

    Beautiful image Dean. Wonderful write-up. I may have even been there as a kid. It’s on my bucket list.

  • great to hear hany – endless .. awesome .. roman ruins in the middle east !

    – Dean Cunningham

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