Hershel Shanks

ROMAN REBOUND. After the Jewish Revolt was suppressed, prosperity returned to Pella. An impressive Civic Complex, built in 80–160 A.D., arose at the base of the main mound, extending into Wadi Jirm. A later Byzantine church now dominates the area, just steps away from the early Roman remains of an elegant small theater, shops, a fountain, a bathhouse and paved courtyards. Roman coinage issued by Pella reflects the city’s thriving economy starting under the emperor Domitian in 82 A.D.