Go Completely off the Beaten Track at Umm al-Jimal
The black basalt ruins of Umm al-Jimal have to be one of Jordan's most intriguing historical sites. Hardly anyone ever makes it out here, which is a shame because this vast Roman and Byzantine town built uniformly out of volcanic basalt is packed with interesting half-toppled houses and churches to explore.
By Jessica Lee , AFAR Local Expert
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