Why was Hadrian’s Arch Erected in Jordan?

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Hadrian’s Arch stood 75 feet tall and was erected in Jerash, Jordan in commemoration of the emperor Hadrian’s visit to the city in 130 AD. Hadrian was emperor of Rome when he came to Jerusalem in 129 A.D. and changed the name of it to Aelia Capitolina. The Jews revolted and Hadrian banned all Jews from the city and proclaimed that he would erase their name from Jerusalem forever. Over the next two centuries many Arabs from Jordan converted to Christianity.

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Hadrian’s Arch