Mount Nebo: a nine-kilometer trip west of Madaba, Mount Nebo is also known as Siyagha. Madaba: “The City of Mosaics” is located 30 kilometers south of Amman. Amman: originally over seven hills, Amman now covers at least 19 hills.
Mount Nebo: it was the final station in the life of Prophet Moses, the “friend of God”. To here he journeyed from Egypt with his people, using the King’s Highway and passing by Wadi Musa (Petra) where he struck the rock to bring forth water.
Madaba: remains of the Roman Road can still be seen during the modern town, but it is the Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics of which Madaba is best known for. At the Greek‐Orthodox Church of St. George, the earliest surviving original map of the Holy Land exists. It was made around AD 560 by the artist Salamos. It includes about 150 biblical sites on both sides of the river, known in Byzantine times. The central focus of the Madaba map is the walled city of Jerusalem.
Amman: a delightful mixture of old and new, often referred to as the “White City,” in reference to the white stones used in construction of the buildings. Amman is a busy commercial and administrative center with many modern amenities. The modern and ancient capital of Jordan formerly known in history as Rabbath-‘Ammon, was once the capital city of the Ammonites and later became the Graeco-Roman City of Philadelphia, one of the Decapolis cities.