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Great views and interesting history. There’s little information onsite so research prior to arriving is recommended for maximum benefit. We drove across from the Dead Sea but would advise arriving from direction of Amman/Madaba instead for better driving conditions. Don’t be fooled by the boy...More
Mt Machaerus is the site of the castle where Tetrarch Herod Antipas had St. John the Baptist beheaded.
The reason I only gave it three stars is that there is not a lot to see and it takes some reading beforehand to understand the layout...More
Of you're driving south from Madaba to Karak, along the King's road, turn Wright and go to sede this site, included in the Jordan Pass. After 15 km among the Hills, on a good road where your car will probably be the only one, you'll...More
If you haven't already been to the Panorama or other viewing sites, it's worth hiking up for the view of the Dead Sea. Otherwise, there's little to see up top and no information (bring your own if you want to know what your'e looking at)....More
Apparently this is where John the Baptist was imprisoned and killed. Harold the great had a palace and fortifications here which are all but gone now. It is an hour or so drive from amman and its mostly lots of curves in hills. The site...More
There is not a lot to see at Macha eras and the site may not appeal to everyone but we liked it's loneliness. This is where John the Baptist was beheaded.
If you visit the site go in the caves at the bottom of three...More
Nice Palace from Massada Time that falls one year before (43AC). The Palace (there is not much to see besides the view, some rooms and places in the mount, was constructed by the Jasmonean Kings, after by Herods and we believe that John The Baptist...More