Abila (Decapolis) - A settlement in Judea
Abila in Decapolis was an ancient city in what is now Jordan. Excavations indicate that the site was inhabited more than 5,000 years ago in the early Bronze Age, and appears to have been continually used by man since then.

The site was in use from the Neolithic period until the Abbasid/Fatimid and Ayyubid/Mamluk periods, though its use in these later periods was limited. It possibly appears in one of the 14th century BC Amarna letters as Ia-bi-li-ma. While several of its ancient structures have been excavated including aqueducts, tombs, gates and public buildings, Abila is especially fascinating because so much of its remains unexcavated, yet visible of the surface of the ground.

Modern location: Archaeological site

(1) Faustina II 162-163 AD
Obverse: draped bust right; ΦAVCTEINA__CEBACTH
Reverse: Athena standing half left holding branch and spear; CEΛ__EVK__ABIΛA ϚKC
Ref: Spijkerman 4; SNG ANS 1120; RPC IV....