February 2006

Pella and Umm Qeis. I visited both sites with my friend Ala'. It was a day long excursion and felt it to our bones by the time we returned to Amman.


Pella is located in the Jordan valley some 78 miles north of Amman, and the site has been continuously occupied since Neolithic times. First mentioned in the…

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Umm Qeis

Umm Qeis was, like Pella, a city of the Decapolis (a Roman group of ten cities). A this time, the city was called Gadara. The town was located on a commercial…

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