Mount Nebo

Mount Nebo (ﺠـبـﻞِ نـﻴـبـو) is an elevated ridge in Jordan, mentioned in Bible as the place where Musa (Moses) was granted a view of the Promised Land. Pilgrims like Egeria or Petrus the Iberer were following this route which starts from Livias, in the plain. At the sixth mile, they did a turn southwards to the Spring of Moses and Mount Nebo.

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Panoramic view on the North side towards the Ascent from the Plains of Moab to Esbus. In the foreground, two Roman milestones from the same road (displaced). 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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View from Ras Siyagha on the Plains of Moab. And Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho.

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View from the retaining wall of the Byzantine Monastery of Mount Nebo on the west side. To the right is the Ayoun Musa valley.

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A probable replica of Brazen Serpent created by Giovanni Fantoni atop Mount Nebo, symbolic of bronze serpent created by Moses in the wilderness.

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Atrium, narthex, and facade of the Memorial Church of Moses as it is today.

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

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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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