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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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  • Just amazing to think of the skills and abilities that enabled this mosaic to be constructed and the accuracy. A treasure for the world to behold  more »
  • If it is on the road more often this area and reads the old map and recognize the places, you can feel the breath of history
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  • The Madaba Map is very important and it's somewhat exciting to see it in real life. However, it is in fact just a fragment and there is not all that much to see. Other mosaics in Madaba are a lot more...  more »
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  • the oldest school for Mosaic learning and building and creating creativity in local community.
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  • History of the Institute Institute Madaba mosaic art and restoration in 2007 as a nonprofit institution, its strong partnerships with the public and private sectors, and bound as a member of several boards and committees, to be a regional centre for excellence in the field of maintenance and preservation of the mosaics as a unique cultural and historical heritage of Jordan, and skilled graduates and professional support to work in production of mosaic and stone formation. It was built before the mosaic School of Madaba Institute which was founded in 1992 and was providing secondary vocational programme. In 2006 the Ministry of tourism and antiquities, cooperated and the General Department of Antiquities, Jordan tourism development project funded by the U.S. Agency for international development USAID and the Italian Government to develop school to become regional centre of excellence in the field of maintaining the mosaics which are unique element of Jordanian heritage. Today, the Institute provides the only diploma program of its kind in the region, and specializes in restoration and preservation of mosaics by scientific methodologies, in addition to the technical aspects of mosaic art and production. I enjoyed school and Institute since the beginning with technical support and administrative and financial support of the Jordanian Government and non-governmental organizations and the Jordanian people's contributions besides Italian and American counterparts. The Institute is located in Madaba, Jordan city famous for its mosaic art for more than 1500 years and embraces some of the best legacy of the Romans and Byzantines, however from the mosaics in Jordan.
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  • Exceptional archaeological site with beautiful paleo Christian mosaics
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Where to stay in Madaba

The town of Madaba, situated on the King's Highway and near the airport, can make a great base for trips to Amman, the Dead Sea, and other nearby attractions. Choose from a number of two- and three-star hotels, mostly affordable lodgings run by local families and offering standard amenities such as air-conditioning, breakfast, and Wi-Fi. If you're looking to splurge, head to the four-star chain hotel, boasting an outdoor swimming pool and plenty of spacious rooms. Most of the hotels cluster in the central area of the small town, which you can easily explore on foot.
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