It is believed that Irbid was once called Arbela – one of the Decapolis cities. In the book of Yosha’ it is referred to as Bait Arbel.
The Hill of Irbid
Features several ruins dating back to the Bronze Age.
The Yarmouk River
Is the natural border between the Jordanian town of Umm Qais and the Syrian Golan Heights. It is famous for the Yarmouk Battle, which took place between Muslims led by Khalid Bin Al-Waleed and the Romans in AD 636.
Is another of the Decapolis cities which features many Roman ruins, Byzantine churches, and a Mamluk mosque. It is also the location of a battle which took place between Muslims and Romans in AD 635.
Used to be called Gadara, one of the ten Decapolis cities, and is located in the northwest of Jordan. The city is home to an original Roman amphitheater, a colonnaded street, the Basilica of Gadara, Hurries' Fountain and an Ottoman Village.
Also belongs to the ten cities of Pompey. Some remains of settlements dating back to the Bronze and Iron Ages, as well as the Roman period were found in Abela. In addition, a church was found there, which dates back to the sixth century AD.
The Tomb of Sharhabil Bin Hasna
Is the burial place of an Islamic leader who died during the Plague of Omwass.
The Tomb of Mu'ath Bin Jabal
Lies in Al-Qusseir located in the northern Shona and was built during the Mamluk period.
The Tomb of Dirar Bin Al-Azwar
Is located close to the Mamluk sugar press in the village Dirar in northern Aghwar.
Is an Ottoman castle on the hill of Irbid. This castle was reused as a museum for the city of Irbid.
The Hill of Deir Alla
Is a settlement dating back to the Bronze and Iron Ages.
The Mamluk Mosque
Is located in the city center.
Fiddin refers to a well-fortified fort. This location exhibits several remains of settlements dating back to the Stone and Iron Ages, some remains of settlements dating back to the Byzantine and Roman periods, a church, a monastery, a mosque, and an Ottoman castle.
Was built originally by the Nabataeans and used as a stop for convoys on their way to Basra. It was reused during the ages of the Romans and Byzantines. Several churches were built in Umm Al-Jimal.
Is a distinguished Nabataean location that is home to one of Jordan’s most impressive sites for viewing the remains of a Roman road. It is also believed that Aretas III built a palace here called Al-Baliq.
Lies to the northwest of Mafraq and close to the Nabataean Basra. Remains of settlements dating back to the Iron and Bronze Ages have been found at this location.
Features a Byzantine church as well as a Kan'ani tower and hill which were destroyed by French aircraft during a Syrian rebellion in the early 20th century.
Is located close to the Syrian border. There one can find the remains of Byzantine, Roman, and Nabataean settlements.
Features a number of settlement remains dating back to the Early Bronze Age, as well as a Syrian monastery, a Byzantine church, and the remains of a Mamluk mosque.
Is an Aramaic city with sixteen Byzantine churches. During the Aramaic period it was called Rajoob.
Ajlun is known as the governorate of grasslands owing to the fact that it is the only Jordanian governorate without any desert. It is also famous for the Zobia and Ishtafeina forests.
Is home to a number of caves that date back to the Iron Age, approximately 8500 BC. It also features the remains of round houses and tombs.
Is the location of some Roman and Byzantine ruins.
The Castle of Ajlun
Is an Ayyubid castle that was built by Ezz Eddin Ussama to meet the crusader invasion. It was constructed over Nabataean, Byzantine, and Roman ruins. The so-called
centuries of the Nabataean welfare
were found close to the third gate.
The Mamluk Mosque of Ajlun
Was built during Ayyubid rule when King Al-Salih Najm Eddin Ayyub gave his orders in AD 1247 for its construction. It was rebuilt by the Mamluks. The Sultan Baibars built the mosque’s minaret. Sultan Qolon reconstructed it after it was torn down by Sieol.
Is a domed structure that is believed to have been used as a school for teaching religion during the Ayyubid and Mamluk periods.
Is a tomb which looks like the church of Ilea the Prophet and is located between Ishtafeina and the town of Wahadna. It dates back to the fifth and sixth centuries AD.
The Church of the Mountain's Lady
Is located in Anjara, one of the most important locations for Christian pilgrimage during the third
The Semitic name for the city is Jarsho; it was called Jerasa during the Hellenic period; and the city was also mentioned in a number of Nabataean inscriptions. Jerash was one of the most important cities of the Decapolis – the league of Ten Cities – which was established by Pompey in 63 BC. Later the city thrived under Umayyad rule.
Was one of the most important water sources for the old city. Some remains of settlements dating back to the early Bronze Age have been found in Al-Qeirawan.
The Southern Theater
Was built in the late 1st century AD.
The Gate of Hadrian
Was built for the occasion of a visit by Hadrian to Jerash in AD 130.
The Temple of Artemis
Was built in the 2nd century AD to the north of the city of Jerash.
Is a building that includes water fountains built for nymphs in the late 2nd century AD.
Was built on top of a cave and a rock dating back to the Iron Age. The construction of this temple extended from the 1st to the 2nd centuries BC.
Was built in the 2nd century AD and was destroyed in AD 268 during the Tadmur Wars.
Is a public theatre and field for horse races.
Is a public plaza furnished with flagstones and surrounded by Ayyubid columns.
The Church of Marianas the Bishop
Was erected in AD 570 during the Byzantine period.
Is the main road in the Roman city of Jerash and stretches 800 meters.
Is among the most impressive buildings in the northern part of the city. Work on the Amphitheater was completed in AD 164-165.
The Church of Metropolitan Ashe'a
Was built during the Byzantine period, AD 559.
The Church of Johanna
Was built in AD 531 and its floors were decorated with mosaics.
Was built as a commemoration for the twin saints who grew up in Arabia. They were famous for healing the poor and needy without accepting payment.