Al-Maghtas

Al-Maghtas

Al-Maghtas is an archaeological site in Jordan on the east bank of the Jordan River, officially known as Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan" (Al-Maghtas). It is considered to be the original location of the Baptism of Jesus. Al-Maghtas was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015.

Site Information

Country: Jordan

District: Balqa Governorate

Category: Churches and Monasteries

Site History: 4th Century BC

Oldest Culture: Hellenistic

Later Cultures: Roman + Byzantine

Site Features: Roman & Byzantine Monuments


World Heritage Site

Official Name: Baptism Site-Bethany Beyond the Jordan-(Al-Maghtas)

Date of Inscription: 2015

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