First of all, here’s a big round of applause to everyone who has made it to the final week of the A to Z Challenge. Just this week folks and then we’re done! I know I haven’t been regular commenting or visiting- just keeping up with the blog posting is keeping me busy.
Getting to today’s post I’m very excited to talk about one of the most amazing ancient ruins in Jordan- Umm Qais- ancient town of Gadara.
Gadara was founded in the 4th Century BCE. It was part of an ancient league of cities on the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire which was called the Decapolis. Gadara saw growth under Pompey (the Great as opposed to Pompeii the city). You can see a number of ruins from the Roman times today at Umm Qais.
One of the best parts of Umm Qais is the lovely vista you have over Lake Tiberia and Golan heights.