West Church, Umm el-Jimal (Jordan)

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Emma Groeneveld
by Michael Gunther
published on 09 March 2018
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West Church, Umm el-Jimal (Jordan)

Ruins of the West Church found at the village of Umm el-Jimal in the north of Jordan, which was occupied between the 1st century CE (by the Nabateans) and the 9th century CE (during the Abbasid period). Inscriptions made by Tanukhid Arabs - of whom Queen Mavia is well-known for her revolt against Roman emperor Valens in 378 CE - have also been found here. The construction date of the church is debated.

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Gunther, M. (2018, March 09). West Church, Umm el-Jimal (Jordan). Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/8279/

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Gunther, Michael. "West Church, Umm el-Jimal (Jordan)." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 09, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/8279/.

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