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Winter break, Jordan - Umm Qays - 16 December 2007

The entrance to Umm Qays
The city walls
Traditional Welcoming Drink - Hot tea
Umm Qays city - black stones are basalt
Walls and stairs - boys with Mohammed Karanjeh, our tour guide
Aideit at the Roman Amphitheatre
Amphitheatre - Azzat constant companion with Mohammed
Liza standing in front of a column made from basalt
The stage of the Amphitheatre
Sitting at the 'VIPs seats' - highest point of Amphitheatre
The Temple - note the 'basalt' columns
Roman columns - made from basalt rocks (volcanic)
Aideit at Umm Qays Roman Temple
Aideit at a basalt water tub
The Nymphaneum Temple - note the woman in the Abaya
Aquaduct (water conduit) - note the intricate design
Top: Temple, Below: Shops/Market (Souq)
Aideit and Azzat - in front of a 'shop' in the Souq
Roman collonaded street
Umm Qays (known as Gadara in Roman times), city of 'new Athens', as called by a Roman poet. Umm Qays was built by the Romans and was known as a cultural centre and, home to Roman poets and philosophers. Umm Qays, Jarash and Amman were once Roman Decapolis cities.

Umm Qays is perched on a splendid hilltop overlooking Jordan Valley and Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee) and, Golan Heights, Syria.

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