Qasr el Yahud

Qasr el Yahud

Qasr el Yahud is the official name of a baptism site in the Jordan River Valley region of the West Bank, Palestine. It is the western part of the traditional site of the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist (Al-Maghtas), a name which was historically used for the pilgrimage site on both sides of the river.

Site Information

Country: Palestine

District: West Bank

Site History: 1st Century BC

Oldest Culture: Roman

Later Cultures: Christian

Site Features: Christian Monuments

UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Baptism Site-Eshria’a-(Al-Maghtas)

Date of Submission: 2015

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