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Biblical Mount Nebo
A mountain of the Abarim range east of the Jordan River and the Dead Sea from which Moses surveyed the Promised Land and where he died. It is situated 10 kilometers west of Madaba. Mount Nebo is the highest point in the Moabite range. It has been a center for pilgrimages since earliest Christian times. A small church was reported to have stood on this spot in the 4th century; a large basilica was built on its ruins in the 6th century. The Franciscan Order has partially rebuilt it and restored its many elegant mosaics ...