005- Roman Period
Nestled between hills around a water spring, Pella is the site of the most ancient and diverse archaeological ruins in Jordan. They include prehistoric finds that date to around 100,000 years ago; the remains of human settlements and walled cities which were continuously inhabited between 6,000 and 4,000 years ago; and structures from the Greco-Roman, Byzantine, and early Islamic periods. Muslims won the decisive Battle of Fahl against the Byzantines here in 636 CE. Among Pella’s structures are a Canaanite temple, a small Roman theater, Byzantine churches, and a medieval mosque. Pella was destroyed by a devastating earthquake in 747 CE. Most of its ancient structures have yet to be excavated and restored.
Overlooking the Jordan River Valley 25 km southwest of Irbid. Pella is the present-day town of Tabaqat Fahl.