sights of Amman and beyond....
Our Civitas Partners learned about Jordan's history, culture
Byzantine Church of Saint George in Madaba which contains a
mosaic map of 6th Century Palastine.
Nebo, where Moses viewed the Promised Land; also the presumed
site of his death and burial place. Sanctuary overlooks the
Baptism Site on the east bank of the Jordan River where Jesus
was baptized and John the Baptist preached.
ancient city of Jerash, built in the 2nd Century BC, is one
of the best preserved Roman towns in the world. Among the massive
ruins, we walked through the Hippodrome, site of athletic competitions
and chariot races, and the Temple of Artemis, daughter of Zeus
and sister of Appollo. We even heard a bagpipe concert. Excavation
of Jerash began in 1925 and continues today.