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Um Qais
Um Qais, Historically known as Gadara, is one of Jordan's most unique Greco Roman Decapolis sites. Offering an incomparable panoramic view, fascinating ruins, a stunning black basalt theatre, colonnaded main street, city gate, and a charming museum in a restored Othman House, in addition to its' other attractions. Um Qais is a testament of a chronological settlement of ancient cultures in this strategic location, famous for its legacy of ancient civilizations. The Greeks were the first to marvel at the breathtaking view and established their acropolis. Later, Romans, Byzantine and Ottomans would follow, leaving their own architecture and artifacts on this site. Nestled in the hillside, Um Qais offers unparalleled breath taking panoramic view. From its' terrace, the blue green Sea of Galilee "Lake Tiberias" and the majestic Syrian mountains of the Golan can be seen. On a clear day the snow capped Mount Hermon appears in the distance. This ancient acropolis also offers a serene view of the fertile northern Jordan valley.