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Madaba-Jordan

Jordan is aunique and blessed land of the Old and New Testaments and the early years of Islam,The litany of ancient place names reads like a biblical gazetteer-Edom,Moab,Ammon,Gilead,Gad and Peraea.
The Medeba of the Bible,is today the small town of Madaba,only 30Kilometers south of Amman.
Ten kilometers west of Madaba is the hilly district of Mount Nebo,on the western edge of the plateau with a spectacular view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead sea.On a clear day,the spires of the churches of Jerusalem are visible,and at night the lights of the city.According to the Bible,this is the very Mountain Yahveh told Moses to climb so that he could see the promised land before dying.
Mount Nebo is believed also to be the tomb of Moses,it is a lonely,windswept hill,Protecting the ruins of a 4th and 6th Century church whose floor is still covered with marvelous mosaics,is a building constructed by the Franciscans who started excavating the site in 1933.
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The Church on Mount Nebo
The Church on Mount Nebo
The Entrance
The Entrance
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Mount  Nebo Church altar
Mount Nebo Church altar
The altar
The altar
Holy Well
Holy Well
The 762 AD Greek Inscription
The 762 AD Greek Inscription
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Mosaic
Mosaic
The Historical Visit
The Historical Visit
Memorial Visit.
Memorial Visit.
The road of Faith
The road of Faith
Moses Stick
Moses Stick
Christian Holy place
Christian Holy place
The Circle
The Circle
View  from Mount Nebo
View from Mount Nebo
Over the Ruins...........
Over the Ruins...........
The Greek Orthodox church of St. George .
The Greek Orthodox church of St. George .
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Church of St. George Entrance.
Church of St. George Entrance.
The Mosaic Map of the Holy Land.
The Mosaic Map of the Holy Land.
Bethlehem
Bethlehem
Madaba Archaeological Park
Madaba Archaeological Park
Church of the Virgin
Church of the Virgin
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Light and shadow......
Light and shadow......
Mosaic
Mosaic
Madaba Mosaic School
Madaba Mosaic School
Madaba Visitor's Center
Madaba Visitor's Center
Door
Door
The fortress of Mukawer
The fortress of Mukawer