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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  • Came here as part of a tour group en route to Petra and are glad we did. The history nerd in me geeked out over the gigantic Byzantine map-of-the-known-world floor mosaic for a good 20 minutes. Also.....  more »
  • Well preserved and interesting mosaic that is a map of the biblical world. Some very interesting detail and well worth a visit.  more »
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