Jordan Tourism Board

The remains of a Byzantine-era (324–638 A.D.) monastery complex form part of Jordan’s new Baptism Archaeological Park, which runs along the Wadi el-Kharrar, visible just above the ruins, and abuts the Jordan River. Author Rami Khouri explains how evidence recently found at the tell, including ample signs of Roman-era (37 B.C.-324 A.D.) settlement, identifies the site as “Bethany beyond the Jordan,” where John baptized Jesus.