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  • Samantha F
    Hawkinge, UK44 contributions
    Great fun in the salty body of water - you must try floating and a mud scrub. Your skin feels soft after but needs lots of moisturising.

    Don't forget to bring some water shoes as it is very rocky
    Written 6 December 2023
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  • Tab W
    Cincinnati, OH709 contributions
    After visiting Madaba, we went to Mount Nebo, which is part of the Abarim mountain range. This location is mentioned in the Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land before his death. The view from the summit provides a panorama of the West Bank across the Jordan River valley. The city of Jericho is usually visible from the summit, as is Jerusalem on a very clear day. According to the Bible (Deuteronomy), Moses ascended Mount Nebo, in the land of Moab (today in Jordan), and from there he saw the Land of Canaan (the Promised Land), which God had said he would not enter; Moses then died there. Mount Nebo is also mentioned in the Bible when the prophet Jeremiah hid the tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant in a cave there.

    A serpentine cross sculpture atop Mount Nebo was created by Italian artist Gian Paolo Fantoni. It is symbolic of the miracle of the bronze serpent invoked by Moses in the wilderness and the cross upon which Jesus was crucified.
    Written 5 February 2024
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  • Jean B
    1 contribution
    The welcome we had was lovely and as we went into the chapel we were overwhelmed by it beauty. The priest gave an amazing homely and was so devout on the alter. He came out and spoke after the Mass. my little great niece and nephew age 5 were with my friend and I and father bless them both. I can't wait to go back to St John the Baptist chapel in Perth. A wonderful experience for us all. Thank you and God bless.
    Written 17 December 2023
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  • Jan J
    10 contributions
    Madaba is extremely interesting because of its early (Byzantine) mosaics.
    Three churches stand out: St Mary’s, St George’s and Church of the Apostles.
    St Mary has a fascinating mosaic, including Aphrodite and Adonis spanking the Eros child, and transitions between Byzantine and Umayyad parts. St George has the famous Madaba map of the Middle East, with Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, and the river Nile still intact and well positioned..The church is under renovation and the mosaics could have benefited from dusting or gentle cleaning. The Church of the Apostles had for us the best mosaics with the Mediterranean (thalassa) as its center. The birds (green parots) surrounding the center were beautiful, and some mythological figures (e.g., Bacchus) were als still very much intact.
    All churches are highly recommended.