Nebo is believed to be the mountain from which Moses was granted the view of the Promised Land and the mountain on which he is buried. It has an important religious significance for many faiths.
On Mount Nebo, there is a tourism complex called La Storia. A tour of the museum is available to visitors, who can learn about the religious background of Mount Nebo and the neighborhood. The museum is currently working on a project that will utilize 3.5 million pieces to construct the largest mosaic in the world, measuring 30 meters long. Visitors can get involved in the initiative by adding a piece to the mosaic, which will show the complete King’s Highway journey. For visitors of all ages, the museum also provides a range of workshops.
In the fourth century, a church was built to honor the site of Moses’ burial. Since then, the church has been transformed into a basilica and now features a number of 530-year-old mosaics. The mosaics, which depict images of nature and hunting—a popular past time in the Byzantine era—have been carefully maintained.
A sculpture called The Brazen Serpent can be found atop Mount Nebo. The sculpture has gained so much popularity that it is now regarded as Mount Nebo’s emblem. It is a representation of the savage snake that Moses erected in the Bible to protect people from the plague. One was supposed to be shielded from the fatal sickness by catching a glimpse of the serpent.