Umm ar-Rasas

Umm ar-Rasas

Umm ar-Rasas, Kastrom Mefa'a, Kastron Mefa'a, is Roman military camp that grew to become a town from the 5th century. It contains remains from the Roman, Byzantine and Early Muslim periods. The site was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.

Site Information

Country: Jordan

District: Amman Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 1st Century AD

Oldest Culture: Roman

Later Cultures: Byzantine + Islamic

Site Features: Roman & Byzantine & Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Official Name: Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa’a)

Date of Inscription: 2004

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