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Mount nemo

Jordan has a lot of tourist sites related to the history and religion. And the Mount Nebo is surely the most famous of them along with the waters of the Jordan. They say it's from there where Moses saw the "promised land" and that goes buried there. Also the place is, then, a wealth of historical buildings that has ended up a fantastic archaeological museum with real gems of various civilizations. Today, the Basilica of the Jesuits is being rebuilt, but still worth visiting. The Basilica is great for experiencing the history and for seeing the fantastic views with the Dead Sea in the background. And, the back is now primarily desert, but back in the day, it was much more. A must see place in Jordan, barely half an hour to the Dead Sea and very close to the town of Madaba.
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The promised land

Mount Nebo is one of the main points of interest in religion in Jordan. Here indeed Moses saw it for the first time in the Promised Land, the same land on which ever set foot (it is said in Deuteronomy). We are at over 800 meters, at a point from which you can gaze out even to Jerusalem if there are no clouds. It is very peculiar to think that the two holiest places in Jordan are a top and place of baptism (the deepest point walked the Earth). In the fourth century a church was erected here then expanded. On the ruins that remained the same, the Franciscans have built a shrine in the early '900. The ancient temple is still observable a large mosaic that dates back to the sixth century. One of the things that struck me most about this place is that it is the Italian Franciscans who still run the site. All you have to Michele Piccirillo, friar and archaeologist who started the excavations on the mountain in 1976, which among other things also discovered Umm al-Rasas, a World Heritage Site. When he died in 2008 was buried here on Mount Nebo.

La terra promessa

Il Monte Nebo è uno dei principali punti di interesse religioso della Giordania. Qui infatti Mosé vide per la prima volta la Terra Promessa, quella stessa terra su cui mai metterà piede (si narra nel Deuteronomio). Ci troviamo a oltre 800 metri, in un punto da cui è possibile spaziare con lo sguardo finanche a Gerusalemme se non ci sono nuvole. È molto peculiare pensare che i due luoghi più sacri in Giordania siano una cima e il luogo del battesimo (il punto calpestabile più profondo della Terra).

Nel IV secolo venne qui eretta una chiesa poi ampliata. Sulle rovine che sono rimaste della stessa, i frati francescani hanno costruito un santuario agli inizi del '900. Del tempio antico è ancora osservabile un grande mosaico che risale al VI secolo.

Una delle cose che più mi ha colpito di questo luogo è che sono proprio i francescani italiani che ancor oggi gestiscono il sito. Tutto si deve a Michele Piccirillo, frate e archeologo che diede inizio agli scavi sul monte nel 1976 e che tra l'altro scoprì anche Umm al-Rasas, patrimonio dell'umanità. Quando morì nel 2008 venne sepolto proprio qui sul Monte Nebo.
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Rido landscape

It is located at an elevation of 817 meters above sea level. Since all the rido landscape of the Holy Land and the Dead Sea is. On a clear da one can catch a glimpse of Jerusalem and it was from here where Moses saw the Promised Land, from where depart for it, but from that moment no one knows more than l since supposedly from Mount Nebo went up to heaven without He has never reached the promised land. Now a sanctuary of Christian faith that has Byzantine mosaics from the sixth century and the basilica of Moses found in restoration.

Paisaje árido

Se encuentra a una altura de 817 metros sobre el nivel del mar. Desde allí se ve el paisaje árido de Tierra Santa y el Mar Muerto. En un día claro se puede alcanzar a ver Jerusalén y fue desde aquí donde Moisés vio la tierra prometida y desde donde partiría hacia ella, mas a partir de ese momento no se sabe más de él ya que supuestamente desde el Monte Nebo subió al cielo sin haber llegado nunca a la tierra prometida. Actualmente es un santuario de fe cristiana que cuenta con mosaicos bizantinos del siglo VI y la basílica de Moisés que se encuentra en restauración.
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Site where you can feel the spiritual...

Site where you can feel the spirituality. From the top you can see the Promised Land to Moses. Entrance to 1 dinar.

Sito in cui si respira la spiritualità. Dall'alto è possibile vedere la Terra Promessa di Mosè. Ingresso a 1 dinaro.
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