go to content go to search box go to global site navigation
Pella (Taqabat Fahl)

Introducing Pella (Taqabat Fahl)

In the midst of the Jordan Valley are the ruins of the ancient city of Pella (Tabaqat Fahl), one of the 10 cities of the Decapolis. Although not as spectacular as Jerash, Pella is far more important to archaeologists because it has revealed evidence of 6000 years of settlement, from the Stone Age through to medieval Islamic ruins.

Many of the ruins are spread out and in need of excavation, so some walking and imagination are required to get the most from the site. That said, the setting is superb and there are some fine views over the Jordan Valley.