The way up is windy, but the views of the Dead Sea and the desert from the summit of Mount Nebo, with an altitude of 817 meters (2,680 feet), are spectacular. The history is even more impressive: According to the book of Deuteronomy, it was here where Moses first saw the Promised Land. The pilgrimage site has a monastery and small church with mosaics of hunting scenes. Nearby, Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist is said to have taken place, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015.
By John Oseid
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