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Jerash and the north

Present Umm Qais is the site of ancient Gadara, a Hellenistic-Roman ruined city in Northern Jordan that used to belong to the Decapolis, a group of ten cities. Although Gadara cannot be compared to Jerash, it's worth to be visited as well. Highlights of the site include Roman ruins and a mostly intact but abandoned 18th-19th century Ottoman village built on the top of them.

Qala’at ar-Rabad castle in Ajloun is a fine example of 12th century Islamic military architecture.