Corinthian Column

Photogrammetry model by local volunteers from Umm Qais as part of the Living Museum Umm Qais project.

Roman corinthian limestone and marble column reused within the byzantine ecclesiastical atrium building in the centre of the ancient city of Gadara (modern Umm Qais, Jordan).

This column was originally part of a Roman structure in the city. During the 5th Century CE the Roman terrace was cleared and a large ecclesiastical complex was built reusing roman columns. This column forms the north-east corner of the large colonnaded courtyard of the byzantine Atrium building that formed a reception to the ecclesiastical complex. It shows damage from the earthquake in 749CE that destroyed the buildings in this part of the city.