You might not expect to find such a lush place in our mystery country, which is largely desert. This small green ribbon is in the far west of the country. The river pictured forms part of the western border. This specific place has been a site of Christian pilgrimage since the 4th century, if not before. The Greek Orthodox church in the distance is a modern addition but the remains of ancient churches and lodgings for pilgrims are scattered around the site. Excavations only began 20 years ago, after our mystery country and its neighbor to the west made peace.
Can you name that country? What about the site?
See below for answers.
This week’s mystery country is JORDAN.
The site is Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where John the Baptist lived and baptised many, including Jesus, in the Jordan River.
Click to see Jordan tours.