Sunday, August 08, 2010

Jewels of Jordan: Mount Nebo

Photo by Qusai

The Milestone at Sarabit Al–Mushaqqar (the sixth milestone of the Roman Esbous–Livias Road)

Barbecue on the breezy mountain

Photo by Qusai

Photo by Qusai

Photo by Qusai

Photo by Qusai

The three main phases of the Memorial of Moses

The Abu Badd rolling stone was used as a fortified door of a Byzantine monastery in the old village of Faisaliyah, once known as Kufeir Abu Badd.

Views from the Memorial of Moses

A view from our barbecue spot

Photos by SkyJuice and Qusai Alazzam.
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Jabal Nebo (or Mount Nebo), located 10 km west of the Roman Byzantine town of Madaba, is one of Jordan's revered holy sites where Prophet Musa a.s. (Moses) was buried and a centre for pilgrimages since early Christian times.

Visiting this holy site was a dreamlike experience for me. My friends and I had a barbecue not far away from the Memorial of Moses. Breathing the fresh mountain air while munching on good bread, barbecued meat and salad in good company and thinking that it was Prophet Musa a.s.'s final resting place was surreal. It seemed like a world away. Words simply weren't enough to describe how I felt.


Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Skyjuice:)

I feel thrilled and excited to see the memorial of Moses.I think Islam,Christianity and Jewish religions hold Moses as one of the early saint.There is indeed a common meeting ground for all the three religions.

You are privileged to have visited this wonderful place and that too have a barbeque. I am sure this will be etched in your mind for a long time to come.

Best wishes:)

SkyJuice said...

Hi Joseph,

Visiting Mount Nebo was one of the memorable moments of my trip. Wouldn't mind a revisit to the Middle East.

Have a good day! :-)