This evergreen city was founded by ancient tribes back in the 4th century BC, as evidenced by the discovered ruins of the settlements of the Chalkolite tribes. Also, archaeologists found evidence of the existence in these places of the Natuf and Kebaran settlements living in these places 10-18 thousand years ago near the city.
Sights of the city of Pella.
Pella is especially interesting for lovers of the Byzantine period - here you can visit the ruins of the city temple complex, in which services were performed, despite the established Islam at that time. In addition, in the city you can see evidence of early Islamic culture: streets, shops and residential buildings, as well as small Muslim mosques are quite well preserved to this day and testify to the importance of the city of Pella in ancient times.
The history of the city stores evidence of the salvation of the first Christians from the Roman persecutors in Jerusalem, artifacts relating to the New and Old Testament are also stored here.
How to get to Pella
It’s more convenient to get to Pella from Amman with a connection to Irbid (travel time is 1.5 hours). In addition, you should first examine the ruins of Jerash, and then move further north. By car or taxi, you must follow from the Sport City junction to the northwest past the University of Jordan.
You can also go to Pella by bus from JETT (tel .: 566-41-46), Hijazi (tel: (06) 465-13-41, flights every 15 minutes), Trust International (tel: (06) 581 -34-22, flight there at 8:30, back at 15:30), which follow to the city of Irbid. Where to get to Pella is not difficult.
Attractions and attractions of Pella
Pella has many interesting archaeological sites, many of which are still being excavated. Of particular importance is the western church (4th century, the three columns remaining from the colonnade of the courtyard), the city temple complex, the Odeon (1st century), the Roman fountain "Nymphaeum" and the eastern church (good view of the city).
The largest and most important Byzantine temple of Pella is the so-called urban temple complex. Apparently, it was used for Christian services, when Islam was established in the region long ago, but it was abandoned after the earthquake. In the era of the Mamluks, a mosque was built in Pella: its ruins have survived to the present day.