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The Baptism Site (Arabic: el-Maghtas
) on the Jordan side of the Jordan River is one of the most important recent discoveries in biblical archaeology. Excavations only began here in 1996, following Jordan's peace treaty with Israel in 1994. Although the identification is not absolutely certain, archaeology has shown that the area known as Wadi Kharrar has been believed by Christians since the earliest centuries to be the biblical Bethany-beyond-the-Jordan, where John the Baptist lived and Jesus was baptized. The site has been extensively excavated and tastefully developed and there are now many ancient ruins and modern structures to see here.
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Category: Biblical Sites
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