Mount Nebo is one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan, located 9 km west of Madaba, for this is where Moses (Peace be upon him) was buried. This is also where He a final look at the Promised Land, the site’s association with the last days of Moses is described in moving words in Deuteronomy (34:1-7). The episode of Balak and Balam (2:13-26) also took place here.
Centuries ago, pilgrims flocked to Mount Nebo on their final destination to visit the sanctuary. These pilgrims left behind vivid accounts of their travels, which helped archaeologists identify this sanctuary.