Umm el-Jimal, Jordan
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    Umm el-Jimal, Jordan

    Umm el-Jimal, continuously occupied from the 1st through 9th centuries AD, contains an early Roman-era village and adjacent Byzantine and early Islamic period towns. The site includes a wealth of inscriptions in Nabatean, Greek, Latin, and Arabic and is an exceptional example of a prosperous agricultural town on the frontier of the Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic empires. Umm el-Jimal is currently threatened by neglect, looting, a lack of shared ownership, and very few economic opportunities for residents.

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