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In May 2014 close to the city of Irbid, Jordan, in one of the ancient "Decapolis" (meaning "ten cities" as listed by Pliny the Elder),

Capitolias, another training project was held, led by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage

in collaboration with Department of Antiquities of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Capitolias, east of the Jordan River, is identified with the modern village of Beit Ras and

was founded perhaps for military purposes, under Nerva or Trajan in 98 CE.

The city was named after Jupiter Capitolinus.

Evidence shows that the site was extensively

settled and grew in importance during

the Roman and Byzantine eras.

Capitolias also had some

importance in the

early Islamic -

Umayyad -


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