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Umm Qais Museum

Irbid, Umm Qais, Jordan
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums
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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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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We visited Umm Qais this spring and it was very beautiful. Located in Irbid, in the north of Jordan, this place borders Israel, the Golan Heights and Lebanon. You can see all these at the horizon along with the Sea of Galilee. The entrance is very beautiful, with a lot of shops ( snack, drinks and souvenirs can be bought... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We visited Umm Qais before backtracking to Jerash and I'd suggest that order is preferable as while Umm Qais is a great site compared to most in the Greek, Italian and Turkish regions, it does fall into the shadow of Jerash by comparison. The site is huge and will be an ongoing archeological dig and restoration site for decades to... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Based upon some other reviews, I suspect you have these questions: Is Jerash better? Definitely. Will you regret not visiting? Probably not. Is it worth seeing? Yeah, I think so. What makes it worth seeing? Two things, nice views of the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights. In fact, to enjoy the view stop at the restaurant on site.... More

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Oswestry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Tucked away in the north-western corner of Jordan, Gadara, as it was known in Roman times is reputed to be where Jesus cast out demons from a man into a herd of swine who then fled down the slopes to the Sea of Galilee. Hum, they would have had one hell of a long run. On an imposing site, overlooking... More

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Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is an amazing place that offers one of a superb view: The Sea of Galilee, the Golan heights and amazing Roman Ruins. A view to 3 Countries Jordan, Israel and Syria. There is a restaurant at the top where you can enjoy lunch admiring the view.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Its an amazing place that offers one of a kind view: The Sea of Galilee, the Golan heights and amazing Roman Ruins. A view to 3 Countries Jordan, Israel and Syria. The place kept its natural look, with wonderful Olive gardens. Not crowded and excellent Restaurant "Romeros" (The same as in Amman that we highly recommend). Take your Time and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

The ruins here was ok, not as big and good as that of Jerash. Still, I love here more than Jerash because of the wild flowers decorating the place. Also, here's cooler and less crowded than Jerash.

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