Umm Qais Museum, Umm Qais

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Take in views of the Sea of Galilee, Golan Heights, and Syria from Umm Qais Museum, housing artifacts that span several empires. Housed in a renovated 19th-century building, the museum stores items traced back to the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods. Take a tour of the site to view the permanent collection of coins, mosaics, and pottery. Explore the inner courtyard, where you will find several statues, before touring the museum's surrounding gardens. To visit Umm Qais Museum and get the most from your holiday in Umm Qais, create itinerary details personal to you using our Umm Qais journey maker app .
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  • The site of Gadara is not completely understood. Decades will pass until all the treasures come through excavations at the light. Interesting are the various graves at the side of the road, mostly overlooked, where the basalt doors in situ are movable. A visit is the Museum, currently closed. Basalt doors, mosaics, statues, columns from the site are exhibited. The building is the former House of the Governor, which has been beautifully restored by a Jordanian architect.
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  • Its an open sky museam , Jadara in the bible , one of the decapolise cities from roman time . set on the ege of nothern borders of Jordan with panoramic view to Lake Tiberias ( Sea of Galilee ) & Goll...  more »
  • The atmosphere is probably amazing and very special on this site as you are close to Syria and of Israel. The remains are in superb condition and the restaurant is absolutely awesome. You will eat excellent cuisine in a wonderful setting, either on the terrace if you aren't like me last winter! Or inside with these large windows. The atmosphere has something Italian and of refined but food is typically Jordanian and delicious enjoy!
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  • This little museum is devoted to artifacts recovered within Umm Qays. It is being refurbished at the time of writing with an expected reopening sometime early 2018.
  • To walk among the ancient ruins, makes me feel like I was playing Diablo 2 back in my childhood.
  • Great historical place for Roman civilization, black stones and buildings, view for taparya lake, cross point for Jordan, Palestine and Syria
  • A great panoramic view of Gollan hills
  • Nice place for a visit. It's beautiful and the museum is good. Worth a visit.

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