(Latin for "ten cities") were cities built by Romans
in the Middle East
and allied to Rome.
The most well-known of the cities is Jerash; it is considered to be the Asian Pompeii.
The other nine cities were Scythopolis (Beth-Shean, only city on the western side of the Jordan) , Hippus, Gadara, Pella, Philadelphia, Dion, Canatha, Raphana, and Damascus.