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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  • During our trip to Jordan we visited Umm Qais / Gadara and surroundings. Our guide was Ahmad Al Omari, a man we can highly recommend. He was born and raised at the spot, so he can tell you all about.....  more »
  • With Jerash and Petra being the obvious historical sites when visiting Jordan, it's easy to overlook the ancient site of Gadara (Umm Qais). We did Umm Qais and Jerash as a day trip from Amman, and....  more »
  • We wanted to see the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights, so we made the 2.5 hour (one way) trip The ruins wasnt spectacular... Jerash is much better If you arent keen on the Sea of Galilee and...  more »
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  • Nice piece of history, or what is left of it, since many houses have been build on the site using the stones from the old buildings. But different from the other places in Jordan, because of the stone used to build.
  • A very small museum - less than 15 minutes to see everything in it - displaying things recovered from the Umm Qais site. When we were there, many of the displays were empty and the whole place was disorderly. Just take a stroll through it while exiting the Umm Qais site.
  • Umm Qais, location 110 km North of Amman (Capital of Jordan) on a broad promontory 378 meters above sea level with a magnificent view over the Yarmouk River, the Golan Heights, and Lake TIBERIAS. This ancient town was known as GADARA, one of the most brilliant Ancient Greco-Roman cities of the Decapolis.....Higly recommended.
  • Very nice place
  • This is one of the the Dicapols city's on the middle East of the Greece and Roman i like it and i like the view from there to Golan heights and typros lage
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