• 320 BC

    Al Husun settlement is probably founded in Hellenistic times, maybe with the name Dion (as part of the Decapolis league)

  • 63 BC

    The area is conquered by the Roman General Pompey. During the Roman Era the pool is constructed by the Romans mainly for irrigation purposes

  • 1960s

    The pond has continued to be in use for centuries as a source of water up until the 1960s for various purposes and particularly irrigation.

  • Today

    The pond l is still filled with storm water in winter times but has severe leakages due to ageing and lack of restoration.

  • 2005

    The NGO JSDC has initiated a project to promote the “sustainable use” approach of the site through setting up the necessary protection measures and at the same time raising awareness of the local community on the importance of preserving such a historical/cultural site.

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