The unknown Decapolis


Abila, a neglected treasury

Abila, a neglected treasury

The site of Abila (Qweilibeh) is probably the less-known classical site of Jordan. Almost abandoned and hardly threatened, Abila however contains some of the most valuable painted tombs of the Roman and Byzantine periods. A site that deserves to be better cared and also shared with the public.

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A fortunate discovery at Beit-Ras

A fortunate discovery at Beit-Ras

A recent discovery in Beit Ras Capitolias, north to Irbid, has unearthed a Roman tomb with a fresco, in a outstanding state of conservation. The sequences of this exceptional wall painting might well depict the foundation myth of the city of Capitolias, an important Decapolis center.

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