Mt. Nebo, Madaba and Karak Castle
Trip Start Apr 22, 2011
28Trip End May 15, 2011
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Nearby is the town of Madaba, which is the home of the St. George Church whose floor contains the famous mosaic map of the Middle East from the sixth century. We have an expert describe the details of the map, and then enter the church to view it
After lunch we visit the ancient fortified Crusader stronghold of Karak, perched high on a mountain overlooking several strategic valleys. It is more imposing than beautiful, but we enjoy clambering around in the massive chambers and taking in the views.
We don't get away from the Castle until 5pm, and there is another long drive ahead of us until we reach our hotel in Petra. It is a truly gorgeous property, with enormous rooms. We have a buffet dinner then head for bed, looking forward to our visit tomorrow to the historic site of Petra.