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
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 -