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Umm Qais Museum

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Address: Irbid, Umm Qais, Jordan
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Private Tour: Jerash and Umm Qais Day Trip from Amman

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

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 and you sit in the seats of the theatre. The stage is in ruins, but it gives you a place to look out at the view around the... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

As the northern most tourist site in Jordan you are primarily driving all this way for the view. While the black stones are unique the ruins don't compare to Jarash but the view can make the drive worthwhile. Great new viewing platform built last year.

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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cyprus
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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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