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Umm al-Jimal

Mafraq Governorate, Jordan

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Sun - Sat 8am - 8pm

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.