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Umm Qais Museum

Irbid, Umm Qais, Jordan
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Jerash and Umm Qais Day Trip from Amman
Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Umm Qais
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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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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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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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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