Mount Nebo is one of the Holiest sites in the modern day country of Jordan. The spot provides a unique natural balcony for a panoramic view of the Promised land which Moses had seen, that he would never.
The first church was constructed in the second half of the 4th century. The church was enlarged and transformed into a Basilica in the 6th century. The site was abandoned by 1564 and remained neglected for many centuries. The site was finally taken over by the Franciscans, who excavated and restored the area
Elements of a Byzantine Basilica were uncovered and have been incorporated into the structure of the modern church building known as the Memorial Church of Moses.