- Amman, Jordan Nov 2013
- Madaba, Mount Neba, and onto the Dead Sea
- Dead Sea, Jordan, Nov 2013
- Petra, Jordan Nov 2013
- Karak Castle and Dana Village
Madaba, Mount Neba, and onto the Dead Sea
We drove from Amman to Madaba, where there is an ancient 6th century Greek Orthodox church that has a lot of Mosaic artwork, including a map of the Holy Land (also in mosaic). The drive was just over 45mins over pleasant city/countryside; and the old church was well preserved; we were glad to see that all religions were respected in this predominantly arab-muslim area
6th Century Greek Orthodox Church of Madaba
Part of the original mosaic map that has been preserved.
Picture of the remaining mosaic with key
We then drove another 30 mins or so over nice windy country roads to another religions location, Mount Nebo.
Fascinating history in this small area of Jordan/Palestine/Israel.
View of the countryside from Mount Nebo, at 800m above sea level
Plaque at Mt Nebo, showing the directions and distances of places in the holy land. As you can see, all places are quite close by as the crow flies
Mount Nebo history
We then drove another 20 mins or so to get to the Dead Sea; the lowest point on earth at 430m (1400ft) below sea level
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