Ancient city of Palestine. The capital of Moab, it was located north of the Arnon River in what is now west-central Jordan. Excavations have uncovered the remains of city walls and numerous buildings; pottery found at the site dates from c. 3200 BC to the 7th century AD. One of the most important finds was the Moabite Stone, written in the Moabite alphabet, an important representation of the Phoenician script. Dating from the 9th century BC, it commemorates a victory over the Israelites. See also Moabites.
Variants of DIBON
Dibon modern Dhiban
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