Posts from May 2018

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Day 13: The Desert Highway II

by Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018

Saying goodbye to Petra, we turned north up the Desert Highway parallel to the Israelites’ route when they made their wilderness journey from Egypt to the Promised Land.  We stopped first at the magnificent Crusader castle of Karak, built on the location of the ancient Moabite capital, Kir Hareseth.  We continued to Madaba, known as […]

Day 12: Desert Traders

by Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018

Today was devoted to exploring Petra, where we discussed the mysteries of the Nabataean traders and their strategic location along the silk and spice trade routes between the east and west.  We entered the city through the Siq, a narrow slit in the mountains, with walls towering 80 meters on each side.  We spent the […]