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Madaba Mosaic Map, Madaba

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The oldest known depiction of the Holy Land, Madaba Mosaic Map lets you see sacred lands from Egypt to Lebanon from a centuries-old perspective. Housed within an early Byzantine church, the map dates back to the 6th century and provides the earliest accurate depiction of the Middle East, focusing on Jerusalem. Look over this carefully excavated mosaic, with millions of colorful stones depicting an ancient landscape of Biblical locations, events, and regions that predate modern cartography. Drop by the gift shop to pick up a few mementos of your visit. Before you head to Madaba, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Madaba trip itinerary website, to make sure you see all that Madaba has to offer, including Madaba Mosaic Map.
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  • A fascinating mosaic and worth spending time to understand it. Light levels can make it difficult to photograph. 
    A fascinating mosaic and worth spending time to understand it. Light levels can make it difficult to photograph.  more »
  • Spend a little time outside the church studfying the map-copy on the wall before you go in to see the real thing - that makes it much easier to understand what you're looking at, and to make out all.....  more
    Spend a little time outside the church studfying the map-copy on the wall before you go in to see the real thing - that makes it much easier to understand what you're looking at, and to make out all.....  more »
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  • This church is still used for worship so please take the visiting hours into consideration. Small and nice mosaic work on the walls and columns (mainly modern panels and icons). Perhaps the most impressive feature is the mosaic floor with a medieval map of the Levant at the time of the Crusades. Entry is not included with the Jordan Pass.
  • Nice church with impressive mosaic on the ground floor! Nice mosaic on the walls complement the visit. Pretty small so the entire visit will take about 15 mins.

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