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  Pella
Pella was the palace-capital of ancient Macedon, (now in Greece), removed from the older palace-city of Aigi (Vergina) by king Archelaos, (413-399 BCE), who invited the painter Zeuxis, the greatest painter of the time, to decorate it.
Pella was the birthplace of Philip II of Macedon and of Alexander the Great, his son.
Pella, Jordan, some 78 miles north of Amman (known in Arabic as Tabaqat Fahl) is also an early city in the Jordan Valley, which has been continuously occupied since Neolithic times.
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 Pella   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Pella was the palace-capital of ancient Macedon, (now in Greece), removed from the older palace-city of Aigi (Vergina) by king Archelaos, (413-399 BCE), who invited the painter Zeuxis,the greatest painter of the time, to decorate it.
Pella was the birthplace of Philip II of Macedon and of Alexanderthe Great, his son.
Pella, Jordan, some 78 miles north of Amman (knownin Arabic as Tabaqat Fahl) is also an early city in the Jordan Valley, which has been continuously occupied since Neolithic times.
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 Pella, Jordan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pella, Jordan, known in Arabic as Tabaqat Fahl (طبقة فحل), is a village and the site of ancient ruins in northwestern Jordan.
Pella is located in the Jordan valley some 78 miles north of Amman, and the site has been continuously occupied since Neolithic times.
First mentioned in the 19th century BC in Egyptian inscriptions, its name was Hellenised to Pella, perhaps to honour Alexander the Great's birthplace.
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 Pella   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Pella was the city of refuge for the Christians during the destruction of Jerusalem.
Crossing the Jordan, they made their way as a body to Pella, a city of Perea, which was largely Gentile and lay outside the theater of war.
For Pella was only a temporary asylum, not a permanent home, and doubtless the Christians there still thought of themselves as constituting the Mother Church, the church of Jerusalem.
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 The Aquamarina Group, Aqaba, Jordan, Red Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Pella is a favourite of archaeologists - it is exceptionally rich in antiquities, some up to 9,000 years old.
Pella offers visitors the opportunity to see the excavated ruins from the Greco-Roman period, remains of a Chalcolithic settlement from 4000 BC, Bronze and Iron Age walled cities, Byzantine churches and houses, an early Islamic residential quarter, and a small Medieval Islamic mosque.
Amman, the capital city of Jordan, is a city of contrasts, a mixture of ancient and modern.
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 PellaBibl   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Walmsley, A.G., 'Archaeology in Jordan: Pella', AJA 96, 539-41.
Bourke, S.J., 'Pella in Jordan 1992 : Chalcolithic and Bronze Age Discoveries', in B. de Vries (ed.) Archaeology in Jordan 1993, AJA 97 (1993) 467-468.
Bourke, S.J. 'Pella in Jordan 1994-95', in P. Bikai and V. Egan (eds), 'Archaeology in Jordan', AJA 100, 522-523.
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 About Jordan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Pella is exceptionally rich in antiquities, some of which are exceedingly old.
Among the most interesting structures to visit are the tall barracks with their little chapel, several large churches, numerous open and roofed water cisterns, the outlines of a Roman fort and the remains of several town gates.
Perched on a splendid hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Sea of Galilee, Umm Qais boasts impressive ancient remains.
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 Pella - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Pella was the palace-capital of ancient Macedon, (now in Greece), removed from the older palace-city of Aigi (Vergina) by king Archelaos, (413–399 BCE), who invited the painter Zeuxis, the greatest painter of the time, to decorate it.
Pella is also one of the the 51 prefectures of Greece.
Pella, Jordan, (known in Arabic as Tabaqat Fahl) some 78 miles north of Amman, is an early city in the Jordan Valley, which has been continuously occupied since Neolithic times.
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 Pella (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pella – ancient city and modern prefecture in Greece
Pella, Jordan – an ancient settlement in Jordan, one of the Decapolis cities.
Pella, Italy – a municipality in the Province of Novara
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 Jordan - Touristic Sites - The Jordan Valley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Pella was one of several Hellenistic communities on the east bank of the Jordan River that was targeted by Jannaeus.
Pella and a host of other Hellenistic cities were freed from the Hasmoneans in 64 BCE when Pompey of Rome extended his rule southwards.
Pella was incorporated into the Decapolis, the confederation of ten cities linked by commercial and political interests which Pompey formed after his conquest of Syria, Palestine and Transjordan.
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 Flora of Jordan
Jordan flora covers the wild plants of different ecosystems and habitats in Jordan.
Jordan flora also aims to address the cultural aspect of regional species through publishing information from ethnobotany related to medicinal uses of local species in traditional medicine during Greco-Roman, Islamic, and the recent past.
The flower (Iris hermona) was identified as "new to Jordan", and was verified by Maher Qishawi form the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN).
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 Sites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Pella has been continuously inhabited for more than six thousand years, and visible ruins date from Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantium times, when the city was a flourishing commercial center with links to all the main trading cities in the eastern Mediterranean area.
Pella, and the modern village of Tabqat Fahl, lie nestled in some of the country's most luxuriant scenery, less than five kilometers east of the Jordan River.
Pella, Decapolis city of the Roman Empire, is an archaeologist's paradise.
www.mota.gov.jo /CAT6_11.HTM   (322 words)

  
 P e l l a M u s e u m
Pella Museum is a continually developing website, updated with input from scientists and field trips.
Your contributions and questions about Jordan's paleontology and geology are welcomed.
Seismic behaviour of the Dead Sea fault along Araba valley Jordan (820 kb)
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 Pella   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Amman is the modern, as well as the ancient capital of the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan.
Such as the stunning fl basalt theatre, the basilica and adjacent courtyard strewn with nicely carved fl sarcophagi, the colonnaded main street and a side street lined with shops, an underground mausoleum, two baths, a nymphaeum, a city gate and the faint on outlines of what was a massive hippodrome.
Besides the excavated ruins from the Graeco- Roman period, Pella offers visitors the opportunity to see the remains of Chalcolithic settlement from the 4th millennium BC, evidence of Bronze and Iron age walled cities, Byzantine churches, early Islamic residence and a small medieval mosque.
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 pella
Pella is a favorite of archaeologists - it is exceptionally rich in antiquities, some of which are exceedingly old.
Besides the excavated ruins from the Greco-Roman period, including an Odeon (theater), Pella offers visitors the opportunity to see remains of a Chalcolithic settlement from the 4th millennium BC, the remains of Bronze and Iron Age walled cities, Byzantine churches and houses, an Early Islamic residential quarter, and a small medieval Islamic mosque.
Jordan’s second city, Irbid, lies between Pella and Um Qeis, and is a bustling community with a large university.
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 Irbid, Umm Qays, AL-Himma & Pella   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Jordan's second largest city is situated at an equal distance from Pella and Umm Qays, and is a bustling community with a large university.
Perched on a splendid hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Sea of Galilee, Umm Qays boasts an impressive colonnaded terrace and the ruins of two theatres.
Besides the excavated ruins from the Graeco-Roman period, including an Odeon (theatre), Pella offers visitors the opportunity to see the remains of a Chalcolithic settlement from the 4th millennium BC, the remains of Bronze and Iron Age walled cities, Byzantine churches and houses, an Early Islamic residential quarter, and a small medieval mosque.
www.see-jordan.com /brochures/guide_irbid.html   (456 words)

  
 UCSB Anthropology--Archaeology on Film (Pella in Jordan)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Pella in Jordan is located in the beautiful foothills of the north Jordan Valley.
The video Pella in Jordan was produced by a professional video crew in close collaboration with the archaeologists themselves.
Excursions around Jordan are taken to places such as Petra, Jerash, Aqaba and the Crusader castle at Shobak to illustrate where Pella fits in to the overall scheme of archaeology in Jordan.
www.anth.ucsb.edu /videos/pella.html   (354 words)

  
 The Decapolis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
THE COLLONADED ROMAN STREET IN The Romans established the Decapolis, a league of ten cities in the land of northern Jordan, Syria and Palestine - to facilitate the area's trade and commerce, and to protect the far regions of their empire.
The popular tourist attraction Pella is situated in the northern Jordan Valley.
Perched on a splendid hilltop, Umm Qays boasts an impressive colonnaded terrace of ruins of two theatres, overlooking the Jordan Valley, the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights.
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 Pella   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
CE 150, belonging to the congregation of Pella (Baus 1990:208; Quasten 1950:195f; Koester 1989:92).
Gerd Lüdemann, in a thoughtful analysis of the flight to Pella tradition, attempted to falsify it suggesting that the tradition was an invention of Jewish Christians at Pella aiming to link their origins back to an apostle and the original Jerusalem congregation in order to legitimate their form of Jewish Christianity (Lüdemann 1980).
Pella sent bishops to the Councils in Ephesus, Chalcedon and Jerusalem to represent a population that had grown to over 25,000 by the 6th century CE.
www.bibarch.com /ArchaeologicalSites/Pella.htm   (2108 words)

  
 Jordan Tourism Guide, Um Qais   أم قيس طبقة فحل
Um Qais On a plateau overlooking the north Jordan Valley and the glinting blue waters of Lake Tiberias are the ruins of Qais, ancient Roman Gadara.
Like Pella, its sister Decapolis city, Gadara was blessed with fertile soils, abundant waterways and, most importantly, an assortment of passing trade routes that crisscrossed Asia and Europe.
The Seleucid ruler Antiochus III overran Pella and besieged Gadara in 218 BC, having forded the Jordan River.
www.palguide.com /jordan/um_qais.htm   (982 words)

  
 New Middle East Magazine
His pride and joy is the Pella Jordan Valley Renovation where he has constructed two rest houses, one at Pella and the other at Umm Qeiss (ancient Gadara).
Pella, a short drive from Amman, is part of the Decapolis: the ten Graeco-Roman cities southeast of the Sea of Galiliee.
The Pella rest house is a new structure, situated east of the main Tel.
archives.obs-us.com /obs/english/books/mem/n01a04.htm   (1100 words)

  
 Tabaqat Fahl,  Baptism Land 2000 - Amman, Jordan
Although the initial inhabitants were nomadic, by the Bronze Age Pella had developed into a significant walled city.
Although the Bible makes no reference to Pella, it was a significant trading center, and other historical documents from that period do mention it frequently.
Pella prospered during the Byzantine period with flourishing trade, a growing population, and extensive construction projects, the remains of which are still visible today.
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 Tabaqat Fahl Jordan ancient antiquities Islamic sites Chrisitian sites jordan
Besides the excavated ruins from the Greco-Roman period, including an Odeon, Pella offers visitors the opportunity to see the remains of a Chalcolithic settlement from the 4th millennium BC, the remains of Bronze and Iron Age walled cities, Byzantine churches and houses, and Early Islamic residential quarter, and a small Medieval Islamic mosque.
The Romans established the Decapolis, a league of ten cities in the land of northern Jordan, Syria and Palestine - to facilitate the area's trade and commerce, and to protect the far regions of their empire.
Known in Arabic as Fahl, Pella was the site of the famous Battle of Fahl, fought between the Byzantines and the Muslim army led by Khalid bin AI-Walid and Abu Ubeida Amer bin AI-Jarrah~ in January 635 A.D. The outcome was a Muslim victory and liberation of Jordan from Byzantine rule.
www.travel2jordan.com /fahl.htm   (347 words)

  
 P e l l a M u s e u m
The museum promotes the history of Jordan prior to archeology, from 500 million to 250 thousand years, by bridging the gap between the academic/scientific works and the wider public.
The museum is located on a hillside overlooking the archeological site of Pella in the northern part of the Jordan Valley, one of the ten Roman cities (the Decapolis).
In addition to the archeology of Pella, Jordan's longest and most complete record of human activity with almost uninterrupted settlement history for more than 10,000 years, the museum is surrounded by many geological and natural history attractions.
www.pellamuseum.org /Pella_Museum/Museum_Idea.htm   (222 words)

  
 Church During the Destruct of Jerusalem (Part Two) ChristEternalChristianChurch.com
Pella was a city in the Decapolis during Roman times and is now known as Tabaqat Fahil.
It is in the foothills of the eastern slope of the Jordan Valley about 100 km to the northwest of Amman and about eighteen miles south of the Sea of Galilee.
Pella continued to flourish until the late Byzantine period when a decrease in water supply, an invasion by the Persians, and an epidemic of bubonic plague resulted in a reversal of the growth.
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 jordan window and door   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Pella in Jordan: A Window to the Past.
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 Jordan
Situated just east of the River Jordan, it continues to be a bridge between ancient and new civilizations and an
In winter it offers therapy at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth where "floating" rather than "swimming" is a unique adventure in the extremely saline and mineral rich waters.
It is as beautiful to see as are northern parts of the country, Umm Qais, Jerash with its wonderfully preserved Roman ruins, or the capital, Amman, and the mosaic city of Madaba.
www.atlastours.net /jordan   (224 words)

  
 TRC awards Pella Telecommunications a class license | TRC
The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) - JORDAN signed an agreement yesterday with Pella for Telecommunications Communications, which is owned by Fastlink one of the Jordanian GSM operators, awarding it the third class license.
Pella Telecommunications Company applied for the class license on the 14th of March 2005 and completed its application on the 16th of the same month.
Now granting of a class license to the company's subsidiary, Pella, has the potential to underpin a range of important new services and enhances the competition in an increasingly dynamic market that liberalization is building in Jordan today.' Added Nijem.
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 From Pella to Petra - Nicholson Museum - The University of Sydney
The first formal involvement of Australian scholars with Jordan dates to J. Basil Hennessy's permit to excavate the Amman Temple in 1966 and Teleilat Ghassul in 1967 (map of Jordan - PDF).
Moreover, research into the history and archaeology of Jordan is now conducted at many other institutions around Australia.
The exhibition was mounted to coincide with the 8th International Conference on the History and Archaeology of Jordan, held at the University of Sydney in July 2001.
www.usyd.edu.au /nicholson/pella/overview.html   (201 words)

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