The eastern most of the
major northern cities, Umm al Jimal, is located at the edge of the
eastern basalt plain, along a secondary road that was close to the
junction of several ancient trade routes that linked central Jordan with
Syria and Iraq. Among the most interesting structures to visit are the
tall barracks with their little chapel, several large churches, numerous
open and roofed water cisterns, the outlines of a Roman fort and the
remains of several town gates.