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King Talal St. JOR - Madaba
The Orthodox church of St George has a unique pavement, discovered during its construction in 1896 on the site of a Byzantine basilica. Originally covering 15.7m by 5.6m, it comprised over 2 million tesserae. Although damaged, the surviving section r..
Museums and art
Prince Hussein St. JOR - Madaba
The mosaics on show have been unearthed in the course of excavations here and on surrounding sites. They range in date from the 1C BC (the earliest mosaic found in Jordan) to the 8C and study of their subject matter has identified themes dear to the ..
Al-Nuzha St. JOR - Madaba
This 6C church stands at a junction on the King's Highway. Inside a modern structure are mosaics relocated from nearby, and a large in situ pavement, its central medallion representing a personification of the sea ( thalassa), a female figure emergin..
Nature and gardens
JOR - Madaba
At a height of 802m, Mount Nebo dominates the Rift Valley, a geological fracture caused by the meeting of tectonic plates through which flows the Jordan. It owes its renown to its Biblical significance: atop this mountain Moses died after having seen..
JOR - Madaba
Standing on the site of the biblical town of Nebo (remains of a tell behind the church), the rectangular church has a vast 6C mosaic. The altar pavement has two lambs flanking a tree. In the nave, a lower register depicts pastoral and hunting scenes ..