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The City of Mosaic

Madaba Travel Guide

The trip south from Amman along the 5000-year-old King's Highway is one of the most memorable journeys in the Holy Land, passing through a string of ancient sites. The first city you come upon is Madaba with its 6th-century Byzantine mosaic map showing the entire region from Jordan and Palestine in the north, to Egypt in the south.

 

 

The Holy Mosaics

A date back to the Neolithic to the Hellenistic Period, the Ammonites, the Nabateans and Romans, all shered the city through history with Byzantine and Umayyads and others. A town which was inhabited and re - inhabited and conquered untel it was transferred to the Ottomans...

 
 
What to See

Hundreds of mosaics from the 5th through the 7th centuries are scattered throughout Madaba's churches and homes. is a typical East Bank town which differs in one major aspect, underneath almost every house lies a fine Byzantine mosaic, a collection of Byzantine churches as well as ancient Roman remnants and mosaics...

 
 
What Else

Visiting the many local handicrafts that are locally made, an opportunity to buy original hand local made crafts and sample mosaics and souvenirs of the history. Walking through Madaba old downtown and visiting some mosaic workshops is around...

 
 
   

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