The history of Mahas al-Mudwan dates back more than two thousand years; The name Mahes appears on a stone found in Karak Castle and is now displayed in the Karak Governorate Museum.
The name Mahis appears in Omani documents at the Mahis Farm in 1598, and it was mentioned again in 1680 as the village of Mahis, and in the middle of the eighteenth century as Khirbet Mahis…which means that this town is characterized by an abundance of water, with more than three hundred springs, and wherever you find water, you find life.
Mahis is a beautiful town characterized by its trees, springs, and high mountains overlooking the Jordan Valley and Palestine, where one standing on its mountains can see the minarets of Jerusalem and the mountains of Palestine. Its climate is characterized by being moderate in summer and spring and relatively cold in winter, which gives it a tourist advantage and a prominent position among the areas visited by tourists.
Mahis was famous for its distinguished location, which constituted a link between neighboring countries and was a crossing point for caravans coming from Palestine, as they passed near areas rich in water.
Heritage houses and archaeological sites
Due to the ancient heritage of Mahis and its history that extends over thousands of years, there are many archaeological sites in the town that need to be uncovered and sponsored by official authorities such as the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
As for the ancient houses, they are very ancient and reflect the cultural life in all stages of history that the city of Mahis and Jordan in general passed through.
The shrine of Al-Khidr, peace be upon him
The shrine of Al-Khidr, peace be upon him, is considered one of the oldest monuments in Mahis, which is considered a shrine for Muslims and Christians from all regions of the Kingdom. It is a room without windows, and it has an iron door inside which is a grave that dates back to the year 1840. There are two trees in the courtyard of the site, the first about 680 years old and the second 480 years old.
View of the city of Mahes
Mahis is located within Balqa Governorate, at the foot of a medium-height hill. The height of this plateau ranges from 800 to 900 meters above sea level. It is bordered to the west by Wadi Shuaib, and to the northwest by the city of Salt. It is bordered to the north by the city of Fuheis, and to the east by the lands of New Badr and the areas of Dabouq.
Mahis is a beautiful town overlooking the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and the areas of Salt and Palestine, where one standing on its mountains can see the minarets of Jerusalem and the mountains of Palestine. Its climate is moderate in summer, which gives it a tourist advantage and a prominent position among the areas visited by tourists.
It is worth noting that Mahis was famous for its distinguished location, which constituted a link between neighboring countries, as it was a corridor for caravans, as indicated by some historical sources.