005- Roman Period
Decapolis (meaning 10 cities in Greek) was a league of 10 Roman cities in the Syrian province that formed strong cultural, commercial, and political ties. Four cities in this league are located in Jordan: Philadelphia (Amman), Gerasa (Jerash), Gadara (Umm Qais), and Pella (Tabaqat Fahl). Hippos, Dion, Canatha, Raphana, and Damascus are in Syria. Scythopolis is west of the Jordan River.