In 1989, the world was introduced to what was thought seen as the last the adventures of ladies-man archeologist, Indiana Jones. Searching for the cup of Christ became one of my favorite adventures and capped off, before the terrible Crystal Skull debacle, that influenced my love of travel and experience different cultures. Many places have been visited, but just as this is not my last adventure, this is about capping off the almost final portion of my journey with this movie. If you have not listened to the podcast, please read the article and listen for more information. For now, allow me to welcome you to Jordan, a portion of the Holy Land.
After the quest for the Holy Grail was completed. Other religious historical moments were on the menu. If one remembers there Old Testament. Visiting Mt. Nebo, is a very historical and religious site. It is not only important to Christians, but Hebrews and Muslims. If you have not listened to the podcast, please read the article and listen for more information. In the previous article, it mentioned Air Arabia, The House Boutique Suites, and other nuggets of interest. For now, allow me to welcome you to Jordan, a portion of the Holy Land.
As mentioned above, Mt. Nebo is very special place. It is not only important to Christians, but also to practicing Jews and Muslims. In the Jewish, Islamic, and Christian faiths, this is where Moses or Musa (in Arabic), was told and shown by God the wondrous view of the Promise Land. In (find book and verse), Moses was shown the Promise Land for his people. He could only view it but was not allowed to cross over with the people. —— Find out why ——— See Explanation in the picture.
Now the view site is magnificent. From the top of the mountain you can see all the way across the Dead Sea to the West Bank of Jerusalem. There is also the baptismal site where Jesus was baptized. In the present day, there has been church built to preserve the old church which was excavated on the site. The church was built by Franciscan Monks. Find more information from the actual tourist site from Tourist Jordan.
Mount Nebo is steeped in religious significance as it is believed to be the place that Moses stood on to view the sacred Promised Land before his death. According to the Book of Deuteronomy Moses died on Mount Nebo and was buried in Moab. In the fourth century, a small monastery was built by Egyptian monks on the mountain peak in memory of Moses. This church was then reconstructed in the fifth century into a basilica. The basilica still stands on Mount Nebo today and contains a fascinating collection of Byzantine mosaics.
After being to the mountaintop, the next stop is the lowest point on earth:The Dead Sea. Here is more information about the Dead Sea from Tourist Jordan.
The history of the Dead Sea traces far back to the Hellenistic Age and has featured in a number of biblical references including Noah’s Ark. The Dead Sea played a significant role during the rule of the Romans and ancient Greeks for trade and military purposes. Despite its commercial significance, the sea was closed to trade from 1453 until 1856 when it was reopened by the Treaty of Paris.
Today it remains a commercial hub and is a great source for local fishermen. With snorkeling, diving and bathing activities, a holiday to the Dead Sea is also very popular with both locals and tourists alike.
Check out our podcast where we discuss the hotel where we bought day passes to visit the beautiful pool and wonderful Dead Sea. The salinization of the water was so thick that I could barely move. The beach is sandy but the seafloor is very rocky. A bit of personal advice, don’t get the water in your eyes or you will need to immediately wash your eyes out. It will burn as someone put a bright red poker inside it. For more details, check out the podcast