Sub site: Abila Theater Location: Northern Jordan
Period: 138-161 AD
Description Abila of the Decapolis is divided into several distinct "Areas," which comprise the modern archaeological site. These Areas are distinguished by their location and special architectural surface features. The semi-circular depression in the hillside is the Theater cavea. When Gottlieb Schumacher first surveyed Abila, he mentioned the remnants of theater furniture. The Theater cavea overlooks Area B below it. Area B is actually a part of the Theater cavea, running up the hillside. Also the Byzantine street ran below the Theater, down by Area E and turning east across the Wadi Quailibah.