Umm ar-Rasas, Madaba

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#4 of 7 in Historic Sites in Madaba
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  • It is a huge site, or only two churches are protected because own beautiful mosaic. Shame about the rest which is in ruins waiting to be restored.
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  • It could be a beautiful place but it is almost not worth a visit. The visitors center was closed and only a tourism police was there. No information available, you can enter the site and visit at your...  more »
  • Forget Madaba. Drive on by. It isn't worth the stop. This however is easily the most underrated attraction in Jordan. This is the largest mosaic in Jordan and is perfectly preserved. It is really an a...  more »
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  • Great site, byzantine ruins with floor mosaics.
  • Amazing Mosaic
  • World Heritage without anyone... Probably most of the ancient things are still under the ground.
  • Nice place
  • Saint Stevens Church A.D.785

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