Umm al Jimal + Umm al Rassas

Rising out of Jordan’s northern basalt plain, beautiful Umm al-Jimal is both a modern town and an ancient archaeological site, home to almost 2000 years of fascinating history and culture – Nabataean, Roman, Byzantine, Umayyad, Mamluk, Ottoman and Modern. It was a thriving agricultural center and a stop on the Hijaz to Damascus caravan route. One can explore over 150 well preserved ancient structures, built in neighborhoods along meandering alleys and around hosh-like plazas.

Umm al-Jimal is also a modern community with much to offer to its visitors. Your visit to this town will enrich your archaeological experience with a still living Bedouin cultural heritage, in the downtown shops and residents’ homes. Just 90 minutes from Amman by car, a visit to Umm al-Jimal makes an easy day trip that can include other similar sites in Northeast Jordan, or even the Desert Castles.

Experience  Bedouin life by wandering with a shepherd or camel herder. Visit a ‘beit shahar’ or bedouin tent to taste Arabic coffee while listening to Rababa and stories about Bedouin life: customs, traditions, and values.

Transform basalt stone in to a piece of art using the right tools and the help of a local trainer. Take the pieces of art home to share with your family and friends.

Taste traditional Jordanian food prepared by local families like lebneh, olives, Mansaf. Enjoy a demonstration of cooking Zarb underground. Share your experiences over coffee and tea.

Taste traditional Jordanian food prepared by local families like lebneh, olives, Mansaf. Enjoy a demonstration of cooking Zarb underground. Share your experiences over coffee and tea.

Umm al Rassas
Excavations here have uncovered some of  the finest Byzantine church mosaics in the Middle East, including a large carpet depicting Old and New Testament cities on both the east and west banks of the Jordan River. Another feature at Umm al Rassas walled settlement is a 15-meter Byzantine tower used by early Christian monks seeking solitude.

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