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Umm Qais Museum

Address: Irbid, Umm Qais, Jordan
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Umm Qais
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We had heard wonderful reviews of the views here - words can't describe it. You enter into the Roman ruins, Ottoman village and walk along the Roman roads where you can still see the chariot marks on the limestone. The Roman theatre is in good condition to walk in and sit in the seats of the theatre. The stage is... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The ruins are quite unusual as they are a unique type of stone. The view of the lake is incredible and the tour was alright.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I feel that the decline of tourism in Jordan over the last few years has hurt this site. I haven't been here before, but the site needs some TLC. My husband I had pretty much had the site to ourselves for the first hour, so if you want no crowds, go first thing in the morning. I loved the black... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Fantastic views of the Dead Sea and Golan Heights. The ancient Roman ruins at Umm Qais are some of the best you'll see anywhere.

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Amman, Jordan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a very poor museum Must be improved in order to match the place Or close it, this is an amazing historical place needs more attention

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We visited Umm Qais because it was one of the sites on our itinierary. Surprising nice site with black granite coloumns. The view to Tiberias, Sea of Galiliee and Syria was amazing. Hard to imagine there was war going on in Syria since it was so peaceful at Umm Qais. Recommends to visit .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Loved this site. The amphitheater is constructed of black granite, very impressive. There are colonnades which are not as well preserved as naresh but by all accounts Umm Qais was a great city in ancient times. Regrettably in modern times people settled on the site and had used the ancient stones to build houses, school etc. nevertheless, the site is... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I visited Umm Qais as part of a tour group, this was the first proper Roman Ruins I have ever been too. The ruins are beautiful and definitely give you an idea of how life was lived. The ruins are black basalt which adds to the beauty of the site against the glaring sun. I believe it is a bit... More 

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Onex, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I must say I enjoyed the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Umm Qais but what I enjoyed the most was the surreal view on the Golan in Israel, on the lake of Tiberiad and mountains of Syria. It was worth the detour

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Solihull, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

I've seen a lot of Jordan and this is one of my favourite sites. Is it as spectacular as Jerash? Of course not. But there's also fewer tourists, less obvious tourist razzmatazz and you feel - or at least I did - a greater connection to the past. With a meal and time spent chilling and drinking in the view,... More 

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