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Prince Charles visits site of Jesus's baptism on Royal tour of Jordan

Telegraph, 17 Nov 2021
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall dipped their fingers in water from the holy River Jordan on the first day of their tour of Jordan on Tuesday.

The Royal couple visited one of the most important religious sites in the country and were given the honour of walking down to the riverbed to see the spot where Christians believe Jesus Christ was baptised.

The Royal couple also visited Elijah’s Hill, where John the Baptist lived for around 20 years in a cave, and where Jesus is thought to have visited him.

The UNESCO world heritage site, situated north of the Dead Sea and on the border with Israel, welcomes pilgrims from across the world and has been named by church leaders as one of the three holiest sites of Christianity, along with Bethlehem and Jerusalem.

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