Column of Jerash

There are a lot of things that you expect to see in a park, things like trees and grass. One thing you do not expect to see is a 30 foot-high marble column that was originally built in 120 AD. That was a long time ago. You also don’t expect to see it in a park in New York City and yet here it is.

Located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, the column was a gift from King Hussein or Jordan to the city as part of the 1964 New York World’s Fair. It is located east of the Unisphere but for such an important item, it seems very much as a forgotten part of history.

As for my trip, it was one of those things that you kinda just stumble across. There isn’t much history online and what you can find, really covers the same material over and over again. I snapped a few pictures but it wasn’t until I was back home till I saw what it really was. Hopefully I’ll go back soon and look closer.

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