Bible Cities : Decapolis


Ancient Decapolis - Kids Bible maps This map shows the region known as Decapolis in the land of ancient Israel. The region of Decapolis was mentioned three times in the Bible. It contained ten cities that were rebuilt and given special treatment under the Roman Empire. The original 10 cities are believed to be Scythopolis, Hippos, Gadara, Philadelphia, Pella, Gerasa, Dion, Canatha, Damascus, and Raphana. Decapolis was a well populated region during ancient times, but there aren`t many inhabitants there today.