The Good Samaritan inn is famous for a parable told by Jesus to demonstrate how people should help one another (Luke 10). According to the parable the Inn had to be along the road between Jerusalem and Jericho, and indeed the site lies also today on the side of the highway.
In 2011, my friend Ron Peled and I filmed at the site, reviewing its special history and archaeology –
Despite the familiarity with the parable among Christians the site does not get many visitors which is a shame. It not only has a good example of a Byzantine period church, but it also holds a special museum. The old Jordanian police station was converted to a display of mostly mosaic floors of old churches and synagogues. The exhibit provides a great insight to the culture and material culture of Jews, Christians, and Samaritans in late antiquity.