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The Greeks founded new cities in Jordan including Philadelphia (Amman), Gerasa (Jerash), Gedara (Umm Qays), Pella (Tabaqat Fahl) and Arbila (Irbid).  Later under Roman rule, these cities joined other Hellenistic cities in Palestine and Syria to form the Decapolis League , a loose confederation linked by economic and cultural interests: Scythopolis , Hippos , Capitolias , Canatha and Damascus were among its members.  The most remarkable Hellenistic site in Jordan is Qasr Al-Abd at Iraq Al-Amir , just west of modern-day Amman.