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Umm Qais Museum, Umm Qais

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 140 reviews on the web
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. Arrange your visit to Umm Qais Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Umm Qais using our Umm Qais travel itinerary planner.
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  • We spent a very interesting day. It was definitely very good idea to come at the beginning of the autumn. The sun warmed but the breeze was very fresh. Bring snacks, fruit and water is the best. Everything is more expensive in sales that are here. Do a bit of historical research before coming, as always, allows you to really enjoy the place. Historical data captured before, during and after the stay of Jesus Christ in the region are interesting!
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  • Among these ruins was the ancient Gadara, another of the famous Decapolis cities. Today it is a destroyed place, with much need of sponsors that allow a minimum restoration. However, the place is attractive: by the smell of antiquity and by the fantastic views over the sea of Galilee or Lake Tiberias.
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  • A large archeological park with unusual ruins of black basalt. The ruins preserved slightly worse than in Jerash, but still interesting and worth a visit
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