. . . then, I went to Jordan

On Monday, I shared some photos from my recent trip to the Middle East, primarily the time we spent in Egypt. Today’s photos are from the leg of our trip that was spent in Jordan. It was a very short visit, about eight hours, but we packed in a lot of steps!

The view from Mt. Nebo in Jordan. This is said to be the spot where Moses stood as God showed him the Promised Land that he would not enter. Unfortunately, it was a hazy day. On a clear day, you can see the Dead Sea, the Jordan River Valley, Jericho, Bethlehem and the hills of Jerusalem. The serpentine cross sculpture on top of Mt. Nebo. It represents the bronze serpent Moses created in the wilderness and the cross upon which Christ was crucified. Modern day Jerash is the home of the ruins of the ancient city of Gerasa. This view of the Oval Forum and Cardo Maximus was taken from the remains of the Temple of Artemis. The gate in the distance leads to the road to Damascus. (But this isn’t the famous road to Damascus where Saul was converted. That journey was from Jerusalem to Damascus.) Hadrian’s Arch (built to honor the emperor Hadrian). Close-up of Hadrian’s Arch. One more view of Hadrian’s Arch. This was one of the more fascinating sites to behold!