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Qasr el-Yahud (Baptism Site)

Qasr el-Yahud (Arabic “The crossing [place] of the Jews”) marks by Christian tradition the place of several Biblical events: The site of the Baptism of Jesus, the place where the Israelites crossed the Jordan River   to enter the promised land, and the place of the asension of Elijah to heaven.

The site was a popular destinations of Christian pilgrims in the Byzantine and Crusaders period, and in 2010 it was finally re-opened to the Public.

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wikipe The Baptism Site on Wikipedia
tripadvisor The Baptism Site on Tripadvisor
google-maps The Baptism Site on Google Maps
Chrome-Icon The Baptism Site Website
Chrome-Icon  My cover of the “Epihpany” festival at Qasr el-Yahud in 2012
Chrome-Icon  Qasr el-Yahud in my “Archaeology of Christian sites” Article Series

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Points of Interest in the Area

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 jericho cable car Jericho
 saint george thumbnail Saint George Monastery

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