Israel, Jordan and Syria Border at el-amma
Hamat Gader is a site in the Yarmouk River valley, near the Sea of Galilee in Israel. The name means "hot springs of Gadara", referring to the several mineral springs with temperatures up to 50°C. Gadara, modern Umm Qais in Jordan, is 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) away.
Hamat Gader is located close to the junction of the borders of Israel, Jordan and Syria.
The ancient name of Hamat Gader is preserved in the local Arabic name for the site el-?amma, and of the mound located near the site, Tel Bani, a corruption of the Greek word meaning "baths"
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