Zahar Destination Guide
Explore Zahar in Jordan.
Zahar in the region of Irbid with it's 4,150 inhabitants is a town in Jordan - some 43 mi (or 70 km) North of Amman, the country's capital city.
Current time in Zahar is now 02:25 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Amman" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Nicosia, Aleppo, Damascus, Umm Qays, Tibnah or Antioch. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Zimal, Zahar, Qumaym, Kafr Asad, Irbid and At Tayyibah. We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.
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This film is about the Gadara Museum. Gadara Museum or Umm-Qais Museum is one of the many distinguished museums in Jordan, which are located in many Jordanian archeological cities. The Museum was a di...
Hamat Gader - Hot Springs - Parrot Show ...
One of the most beautiful and popular health retreats in the Roman Empire was in Hamat Gader on the southern ascent to the Golan Heights. Today you can see the remains of the incredible Roman Baths an...
Ajloun Castle Jordan
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Interesting facts about this location
Irbid, known in ancient times as Arabella or Arbela, is the capital and largest city of the Irbid Governorate. It also has the second largest metropolitan population in Jordan after Amman, with a population of around 660,000, and is located about 70 km north of Amman on the northern ridge of the Gilead, equidistant from Pella, Beit Ras, and Um Qais. The city of Irbid is the third largest city in Jordan by population. Metropolitan Irbid is the second largest.
Located at 32.57, 35.78 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Abila – also, Biblical: Abel-Shittim or Ha-Shittim (or simply Shittim) – was an ancient city east of the Jordan River in Moab, later Peraea, near Livias, about twelve km northeast of the north shore of the Dead Sea; the site is now that of Abil-ez-Zeit, Jordan. Abel-Shittim (Hebrew meaning "Meadow of the Acacias"), is found only in Num. xxxiii.49; but Ha-Shittim (Hebrew meaning "The Acacias"), evidently the same place, is mentioned in Num. xxv.1, Josh. iii.1, and Micah, vi.5.
Abila Dekapoleos – Abila in the Decapolis or Abila was an ancient city, near the Hieromax river in the Decapolis; the site is occupied by two tells and the village of Hartha, approximately 13 km north-northeast of Irbid, Jordan. The site is 25 km east of the Sea of Galilee and 4 km south of Wadi Yarmouk river. The name "Abila" is derived from the Semitic word Abel (in Hebrew, "meadow" and in Arabic, "green growth")
Located at 32.57, 35.78 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Hamat Gader is a site in the Yarmouk River valley, near the Sea of Galilee in the Golan Heights. The name means "hot springs of Gadara", referring to the several mineral springs with temperatures up to 50°C. Gadara, modern Umm Qais in Jordan, is 4 kilometres away. Hamat Gader is located close to the junction of the boundary between the Israeli-occupied portion of the Golan Heights and Jordan.
Raphana, in present-day north of Jordan, was a city of the Decapolis. It is thought to lie north of Umm Qais in the Abilene plain. The city was the base camp of the Roman legions Legio III Gallica and of Legio XII Fulminata.
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