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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. Use our Madaba trip itinerary planner to visit Madaba Mosaic Map on your trip to Madaba, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This church houses the oldest known map of the ancient Holy Lands. Ironically, the map is only protected by bollards and a rope, but it means you can stand right near it to see the intricate detail of...  more »
  • In the heart of Madaba is the Church of St. George. Where is the Mosaic map of Palestine, showing the territory of the Holy Land with the surrounding area. Also here is a collection of national costumes, jewellery and ceramics.
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  • Although we saw it very quickly because there was a funeral, what we saw was extraordinary. Must see it
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  • Superb mosaics, magnificent location
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  • Exceptional archaeological site with beautiful Christian paleo mosaics
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