Um Qais

Um Qais

Umm Qais is a town in northern Jordan principally known for its proximity to the ruins of the ancient Gadara, a member of the Decapolis, and a center of Greek culture in the region.

Site Information

Country: Jordan

District: Irbid Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 4th Century BC

Oldest Culture: Hellenistic

Later Cultures: Roman

Site Features: Hellenistic & Roman Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Gadara (Modern Um Qeis or Qays)

Date of Submission: 2001

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