In the footsteps of Moses

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In the footsteps of Moses

An hour from Amman, on the King's Highway, Mount Nebo was, according to the Old Testament, the place where Moses and his people would have seen the Promised Land.

An important place of pilgrimage, Mount Nebo has welcomed the faithful since the beginning of Christianity. Indeed, this is where Moses contemplated the Land of Israel before his death at 120 years of age, stymied in his attempt to reach the land of Canaan. He must have been buried in the area, but the location of his grave is still very controversial. This is also where he would have found water by hitting the ground with a stick.
In the 4th century, a monastery was built at the top of the mountain, followed by a church. The site, dedicated by Pope John Paul II, still contains large mosaics and stunning views of the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, the West Bank, Jericho, and Jerusalem. Finally, facing the sanctuary, a sculpture in the shape of a caduceus, by the Florentine artist Giovanni Fantoni, recalls the story of the brazen serpent of the Bible.

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