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Umm Qais (Gadara) Jordan

Umm Qais-Gadara
The Decapolis,meaning ten cities in Greek,consisted of ten Graeco-Roman cities in the land northern Jordan,Syria and Palestine.
One of these cities is Umm Qais,Known in antiquity as Gadara.
Umm Qais founded around the end of the 4th century BC.the ancient Gadara was from the beginning a prestigious cultural centre and was the birthplace of the Greek philosophers Menippus and Philodemus,as well as the poet Meleager.
Its fame continued intact under Augustus,but as a result of its political leanings.it was semi-destroyed by the Romans in the year 70.
An Ottoman village was built with reused material on the area where the acropolis was once located.
Gadara commands magnificent views over the northern Jordan Valley,The Sea of Galilee(Lake Tiberias),the Yarmouk River gorge and the Golan Heights.On a clear day the snow peak of Mount Hermon is visible.
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Colonnade Street
Colonnade Street
View on the sea of Galilee(lake Tiberias)
View on the sea of Galilee(lake Tiberias)
Jordan Valley
Jordan Valley
Roman Church
Roman Church
Welcome to Jordan
Welcome to Jordan
All the Roads leads to Rome !
All the Roads leads to Rome !
The Roman Theatre
The Roman Theatre
The ancient city
The ancient city
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Umm Qais Antiquities Museum
Umm Qais Antiquities Museum
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The Twins ... Olives & Cvilization
The Twins ... Olives & Cvilization
Umm Qais Rest House
Umm Qais Rest House