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Mount Nebo

Mount Nebo is located in the western part of the country of Jordan and has a height of about 817 meters above sea level (2680 feet). From this mountain we can see the panorama towards the Promised Land, part of the Jordan River valley and one city in the West Bank, the Jericho. This panorama can generally look best when the weather is not foggy.

According to the Book of Deuteronomy, Mount Nebo is where Moses looked on toward the Promised Land because God did not allow her to go in there.

 In accordance with Jewish and Christian tradition, Mount Nebo is the final resting place of Prophet Moses. And believed this is where Moses was buried by God himself, although until now the grave is not found. There are believed also that from this place of Prophet Moses lifted up to heaven by God.

Right at the top of Mount Nebo, we can see Syagha, the rest of the Church and Monastery which was rediscovered in 1933. The church was originally built in the mid-4th century to commemorate the death of Moses. Models of the Church of the Basilica was designed with style. In the year 597 the Church was rebuilt and enlarged. The story of the Church at Mount Nebo contained in the record of a pilgrim woman called Aetharia than 394 years. There are six graves were found inside the church is covered by a mosaic floor of a beautiful Byzantine style.

On March 19, 2000, the Holy Father Pope John Paul II visited this place in a series peziarahannya to the Promised Land (Mount Nebo is one of the important Christian sites in Jordan). He planted an olive tree beside the church as a symbol of peace.

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