Descripción del sitio
A five or ten-minute walk through the "Jungle of the Jordan" leads into a clearing marked by a modern pool and the sheltered remains of the 7th-century Church of John the Baptist. Beneath a shelter is the altar and mosaic floor, which was originally raised up on an arched vault to protect it from flooding.
Byzantine stairs, three of them black marble, interspersed with white marble from Asia Minor, lead from the apse to the Spring of John the Baptist. A marble fragment inscribed IOY. BATT.
was found in the church wall.
Learn more: The Baptism Site (Bethany-beyond-the-Jordan)
Explore more: Sacred Sites of Jordan
Category: Biblical Sites
Category: Early Christian Sites
Category: Footsteps of Jesus