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gadara wallsGadara (“Fence” in Aramaic) was probably founded in the Hellenistic period, although remains from its foundations are scarce. 


Built and designed as a Greek “Polis, in Roman times Gadara became a member of the “Decapolis , a league of ten Pagan cities, which is also mentioned in the New Testament. 

gadara churchExcavations uncovered a well preserved theatre, Catherdral, Decumanos Maximos, and elaborate water system to a big bath complex, and more.

From the site one gets also a great view of the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights .


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wikipe Gadara on Wikipedia
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Points of Interest in the Area

  Iraq Al-Amir
  Bethany beyond the Jordan