Site of Umm Qais

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Umm Qais stands on the site of the ancient town of Gadara; built in the fertile Yarmouk Valley, it formed part of the Decapolis, a political and economic union of ten Hellenistic towns which flourished thanks to developments in agriculture. Gadara is also renowned for its intellectual prowess; it produced numerous authors. Today its remains are readily accessible; follow the decumanus to reach the magnificent west theatre, one of three theatres here and the site's main feature.

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West Theatre, Site of Umm Qais (Gadara)
West Theatre, Site of Umm Qais (Gadara)
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Museum, Site of Umm Qais (Gadara)
Museum, Site of Umm Qais (Gadara)
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Basilica, Site of Umm Qais (Gadara)
Basilica, Site of Umm Qais (Gadara)
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West Theatre, Site of Umm Qais (Gadara)
West Theatre, Site of Umm Qais (Gadara)
The best preserved of Gadara's three
60 minutes
Basilica, Site of Umm Qais (Gadara)
Basilica, Site of Umm Qais (Gadara)
Probably once covered by a dome, the
60 minutes
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