The Baptism Site of Jesus Christ - pilgrimage
The third most holy site for Christians in the World, after the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Church of the Nativity, is the site of the baptism of Jesus Christ, known in Arabic as Al-Maghtas.
The holiness of this site for Christians inspired the Byzantines to build a monastery in the 5th and 6th centuries AD. This complex contained several churches, barracks for the monks, a caravenserai for pilgrims and an impressive water system. Al-Maghtas was part of the pilgrim trail that included Mt. Nebo and Jerusalem.