Day 2 This morning we drive north to Jerash, known as Gerasa in ancient times. This was one of the ten wealthy, self-governing cities of the Decapolis during Roman times, and was famous throughout the Roman world for the luxury of its lifestyle. Buried for centuries under blown sand, Jerash is the only city of the Decapolis to have survived to any extent.
Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki left south america April 1947 - b. 1914 in Larvik, Norway; adventurer & ethnographer; noted for his 1947 Kon-Tiki voyage of 8000 miles across the Pacific Ocean in hand built raft from S. American to Tuamotu Islands to demonstrate how ancient peoples could have made long sea voyages to separate cultures.