A visit to Madaba and the Basilica of St. George is world renowned. In the floor of the church is the remarkable 6th century mosaic map – its two million pieces of colored stone depicting the hills, valleys and towns of the Holy Land. Then travel on to Mount Nebo, 800m above sea level, where you can stand on the site where Moses looked out over the Promised Land. The Old and New Testaments mention it, the Romans fortified it, and the local Christians were still embellishing it with Byzantine-style mosaics well over one hundred years after the beginning of Muslim rule: Kastron Mefaa, modern Umm Ar-Rasas, has a long history.