Gadara (modern day Umm Qays) was on a high ridge overlooking the confluence of the Yarmuk River and the Sea of Galilee.


View from Gadara into the Jordan River valley and the Sea of Tiberias (Galilee) from the guesthouse/restaurant at Umm Qays, Jordan.

Roman "Western" theater at Umm Qays, Jordan.

Roman "Western" theater at Umm Qays, Jordan.

Access corridors behind the Western Roman theater at Umm Qays, Jordan.

Relief decorated architectural fragment from the nymphaneum of Gadara at Umm Qays, Jordan.

Relief decorated architectural fragment from the nymphaneum of Gadara at Umm Qays, Jordan.

Relief decorated architectural fragment from the nymphaneum of Gadara at Umm Qays, Jordan.

Relief decorated architectural fragment from the nymphaneum of Gadara at Umm Qays, Jordan.

Club of Hercules from a tomb lintel reused during the Ottoman Period a a house lintel in Umm Qays, Jordan.

Basalt door to the a Roman tomb moved to the site museum at Umm Qays, Jordan.

Corinthian capital out of basalt in the site museum at Umm Qays, Jordan. Scale is 10 cm.

Corinthian capital out of limestone in the site museum at Umm Qays, Jordan. Scale is 10 cm.

Over-life size marble statue of the Tyche of Gadara that originally stood in the Western theater and has been moved to the site museum at Umm Qays, Jordan.

Tomb lintel out of basalt with raised reliefs displayed in the site museum at Umm Qays, Jordan.

Basalt block with a Greek inscription on display in the site museum at Umm Qays, Jordan.

Mosaic from Gadara on display in the site museum at Umm Qays, Jordan.

Mosaic from the bath complex at Gadara on display in the site museum at Qumm Qays, Jordan.

Mosaic from the bath complex at Gadara on display in the site museum at Umm Qays, Jordan.

Mosaic from the bath complex at Gadara on display in the site museum at Umm Qays, Jordan.

Mosaic from a Christian tomb at Gadara on display in the site museum at Umm Qays, Jordan.

Closeup of the cross in a mosaic from a Christian tomb at Gadara on display in the site museum at Umm Qays, Jordan.

Damaged sarcophagus lid from a tomb at Gadara on display in the site museum at Umm Qays, Jordan.

Closeup of the decoration on a sarcophagus lid from a tomb at Gadara on display in the site museum at Umm Qays, Jordan.

Roman aqueduct under the city of Gadara at Umm Qays, Jordan.

Two Roman sarcophagi in a tomb under the city of Gadara at Umm Qays, Jordan. Scale is 50 cm.

Two Roman sarcophagi in a tomb under the city of Gadara at Umm Qays, Jordan. Scale is 50 cm.

Basalt door to the tomb with two Roman sarcophagi under the city of Gadara at Umm Qays, Jordan. Scale is 50 cm.

Limestone column with an Ionic capital in a tomb under the city of Gadara at Umm Qays, Jordan. Scale is 50 cm.

Professor Neathery Fuller in the ramp leading down to the Roman tomb with two sarcophagi under the city of Gadara at Umm Qays, Jordan. Scale is 50 cm.

Decorated basalt sarcophagus removed from a tomb on the east side of Gadara at Umm Qays, Jordan. Scale is 50 cm.

Entrance to the "Tomb of the Germani" on the east side of Gadara at Umm Qays, Jordan. Scale is 50 cm.

Decorated basalt lintel over the doorway to the "Tomb of the Germani" on the east side of Gadara at Umm Qays, Jordan. Scale is 50 cm.

Decorated basalt lintel over the doorway to the "Tomb of Modestus" on the east side of Gadara at Umm Qays, Jordan. Scale is 50 cm.

Greek inscription on the basalt lintel over the doorway to the "Tomb of Modestus" on the east side of Gadara at Umm Qays, Jordan. Scale is 50 cm.

Basalt door to the "Tomb of Modestus" on the east side of Gadara at Umm Qays, Jordan. Scale is 50 cm.

Fresh excavations during 2014 at Gadara on display in the site museum at Umm Qays, Jordan.

Roman street through the center of Gadara at Umm Qays, Jordan.
Photographs taken in 2014

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