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  • 1 Church of St George Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 2 Madaba Archaeological Park Recommended Recommended

    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 ..

  • 3 Church of the Holy Apostles Interesting

    Religious buildings

    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..

  • 4 Mount Nebo Interesting

    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..

  • 5 Church of Sts Lot and Procopius Interesting

    Religious buildings

    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 ..

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