Above the modern town of Mashare in the Jordan valley are the remains of the ancient city of Pella, exactly at sea level altitude.

The ruins overlook the Jordan Valley. The site is inhabited since the stone ages, Evidences of a Neolithic.

Farming village was found. Remains of Chalcolithic settlement were excavated, Evidences of the Bronze ages and the Iron ages.

After the Roman siege, the early Christians fled to Pella. In the seventh century the Islamic army defeated the Byzantine army.