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04. 세례 유적 “요르단 너머의 베다니” (알 마그타스)(요르단)
Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” (Al-Maghtas)

Jordan
N31 50 14 E35 33 10
Date of Inscription: 2015
Criteria: (iii)(vi)
Property : 294 ha 
Buffer zone: 957 ha
Ref: 1446

Situated on the eastern bank of the River Jordan, nine kilometres north of the Dead Sea, the archaeological site consists of two distinct areas: Tell Al-Kharrar, also known as Jabal Mar-Elias (Elijah’s Hill) and the area of the churches of Saint John the Baptist near the river. Situated in a pristine natural environment the site is believed to be the location where Jesus of Nazareth was baptized by John the Baptist. It features Roman and Byzantine remains including churches and chapels, a monastery, caves that have been used by hermits and pools in which baptisms were celebrated, testifying to the religious character of the place. The site is a Christian place of pilgrimage.

Jordan-UNESCO2015 World Heritage


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