Pella

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Overview

Pella is located in northwestern Jordan, 27.4 km (17 miles) south of the Sea of Galilee.

130 km (80 miles) north of Amman and is half an hour by car from Irbid

Pella represents one of ten Decapolis cities that founded during

the Hellenistic period and became powerful under Roman jurisdiction.

it’s expanded to its largest state during the reign of the Roman Empire.

History

Pella is of great importance to archaeologists because it reveals evidence of 6000 years of continuous settlement.

In fact, it’s regarded as the most historically significant site in all Jordan. Jordan Tour

Centered on a large tell and surrounded by fertile valleys that together comprise a rich watershed,

Pella has fostered human civilization from the Stone Age to medieval Islamic times. Jordan Tour

The ruins lie a few kilometers away from the modern Arab village of Taqabat Fahl.

The city built in the Hellenistic period in the period of the conquests Jordan Tour

of Alexander the Macedonian and named Pella relative to the city where Alexander was born.

Importance and fame of Pella

And increased popularity of its strategic location on the routes of trade between Jordan and Palestine

and from there to Syria, where it controlled the important roads in the north of Jordan and Palestine,

including the Trans-Gilead road: Bisan, Fahel, Ajloun Amman: Bisan, Fahl, Jerash, Amman.

This city is famous for its water springs in its valley known in the valley of the banana grove (Shajwa),

which the Umayyad considered it from his property.

The city’s reputation has grown internationally in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.

It  also held at the first peace conference in the second millennium BC,

and after the battle of Megiddo which took place between the Pharaohs and

the Hittites hosted by the king of Pella at that time

The sugar cane cultivation in the Roman era and its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea (70 km)

also gained significant importance between the alliance of the cities of the Decapolis.

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