Saturday, July 14, 2012

Mount Nebo

And Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho
—Deuteronomy 34:1

Mount Nebo is said to be the place where Moses climbed and then died at the end of his life. The view from the top is breathtaking (it was said to have given Moses a view of the promised land). From Jordan you can look over the dead sea and peer into Israel in the distance. Three churches and a monastery have been excavated at the site. Some impressive mosaics have been excavated at the site, as well.
You can see part of the dead sea, normally Jericho, and Jerusalem on a very clear day.

The winding road up to Mt. Nebo, and the arid climate

This rolling stone was used to fortify the door of a Byzantine monastery

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