Tabaqat Fahl Travel Guide

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    by mafi_moya Written Nov 9, 2004

    Run out of things to say, but I've got another photo left, so here it is! The scenery around Pella is beautiful, with golden, sun-bleached hills and green trees.

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    by mafi_moya Written Nov 9, 2004

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    The valley in which Pella was built is one of the greenest and most fertile in northern Jordan. I'm told the spring here grows in to a river and never ever runs dry.

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    by mafi_moya Written Nov 9, 2004

    In the 7th century AD, Pella was captured by Arab armies and was a significant city in the Umayyad Empire for over 100 years.

    But in 747 AD, Pella (along with much of Jordan) was destroyed by a huge earthquake. Only a small, rural community lived here afterwards, during the Mamluk and Abbasid periods.

    Most of the villagers left for good when Israel bombed the valley in 1970 and now just a few Roman remains are left of the city of Pella. The large village of Tabaqat Fahil has grown up nearby along with occasional Bedouin communities.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

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