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Pictures from Jerash, Kerak, and Mount Nebo in Jordan.

Jerash Forum in Jordan.
Jerash Forum in Jordan.                                                       © messouvenirsdevacances.over-blog.com

Jerash is a city situated in the north of Jordan, about 50 kilometres (30 mi) north of Amman, the capital city of Jordan. Jerash is famous for the ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa. The remains located near by the modern city of Jerash include the Corinthium column, the Hadrian's Arch, the circus, two large temples dedicated to Zeus and Artemis, the Forum, the Cardo, and more. 

Kerak in Jordan
Kerak in Jordan.                                                                  © messouvenirsdevacances.over-blog.com

Kerak Castle is a large crusader castle located in Kerak (Jordan), a few km away from the Dead Sea. It is located 140 km to the south of Amman. With Krak des Chevaliers and Margat in Syria, Kerak Castle is one of the largest crusader castles in the region. It was captured in 1189 by Saladin. It offers a panoramic view of the Dead Sea.

Mount Nebo in Jordan
Mount Nebo in Jordan.                                                       © messouvenirsdevacances.over-blog.com

Mount Nebo is where the Hebrew prophet Moses was given a view of the promised land before he died. It is a 817 m (2680 ft) high mountain located in the west of Jordan. The summit of Mount Nebo offers indeed spectacular views of the Promised Land. It is supposed to be the site of Moses' burial place. The remains of a church and monastery have been found on the summit of the mountain. They have been housed in a new building. 


 

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Jordan > Pictures and travelogues > Pictures from Petra
Jordan > Pictures and travelogues > Wadi Rum

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