We set off about 10.30am to visit an ancient basalt city that had fallen victim to the earth quakes around 600AD up near the Syrian border – the place is rarely visited and I can’t imagine why, apart from the fact it is free it is just wonderful.
On route via Jerash to Rehab and then Masraq we passed through some lovely farmland, the whole area had been enlivened by the recent rain and the poppies and other wild flowers where starting to come out – I am still searching for a Black Iris.
Here is a slide show of some of the flowers we found.
Umm Al-Jimal is a fantastic – get a car and go take a look.
Here is a pic of the main tower, I think it has been re-built but the walls are surrounded by collapsed ruins.
Some of the highlights can be seen in this slide show.