Memorial Church of Moses (Mount Nebo)

According to a few Islamic scholars Musa As was buried on this mountain, although there is another grave that is also said to be that of Musa As 11km south of Jericho.

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circa 100 CE

Atrium, narthex, and facade of the Memorial of Moses as it is today. The church was first constructed in the second half of the 4th century to commemorate the place of Moses' death. The church design follows a typical basilica pattern. It was enlarged in the late fifth century CE and rebuilt in 597 CE. The church is first mentioned in an account of a pilgrimage made by a lady Aetheria in 394 CE.

circa 100 CE

The modern chapel presbytery, builty to protect the site and provide worship space, remnants of of mosaic floors from different periods can be seen.

circa 100 CE

A large, braided cross, drafted in black on a white background. This mosaic decoration was laid on the floor of a side hall in the first Memorial of Moses.

circa 100 CE

The South Baptistry, built when Martyrius was abbot of the monastery and Sergius was bishop of Madaba.

circa 100 CE

In the modern chapel presbytery, built to protect the site and provide worship space, remnants of mosaic floors from different periods can be seen. The diakonikon-baptistry found in excavations under the Norh Hall. The hunting and pastoral scenes in the mosaic carpet are the work of Elias, Soelus, and Kaiomus.

circa 100 CE

A column marking the VI milestone mentioned in sources from the Byzantine Period.

circa 100 CE

The mosaic decorating the sanctuary of the Church of Sts. Lot and Procopius.

circa 100 CE

Zooming towards south on the acropolis of Mukhayyet. The ruins of the Church of St. George are visible on the outline of the mount.

circa 100 CE

View of the hill of Khirbet el-Mukhayyet, identified with the City of Nebo of Moabite Period (defensive walls and tombs of the Iron Age II), Roman Period (Herodian tombs), and Byzantine Period (the churches).

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