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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  • Old Greek Orthodox rebuilt from 500 AD after remains of a pilgrim map was found. Take lots of pictures but buying a small mosaic picture will cost you at least $150 US  more »
  • This church is built as a memorial for the Prophet Moses (peace be upon him), it is part of the visit to Mt. Nebo. The church is very well preserved and the mosaics are well restored.  more »
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