"Salome's ghost" Top 5 Page for this destination Jordan Off The Beaten Path Tip by TheWanderingCamel

Jordan Off The Beaten Path: 118 reviews and 147 photos

by TheWanderingCamel

Continue down the road from the Bani Hamida shop and, rising up in front of you, you will see the strange flat-topped mound of Mukawir, site of Herod the Great's palace of Machaerus, where Salome danced and claimed the head of John the Baptist as her price. Virtually nothing remains to be seen of the palace and the climb to the top is a stiff one, but the views of the Dead Sea and the surrounding countryside are spectacular and the still quiet of the place has a magic all of its own.
The road to Mukawir is signposted off the King's Highway about 20km south of Madaba.

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  • Updated Mar 11, 2005
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