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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. 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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  • This magnificent mosaic map was the reason many people visit Madaba. It is 1400 years old nd the first original map of the Holy Land. The map was made by unknown Christians and was hidden for...  more »
  • The mosaic is inside a Greek Orthodox church that has wonderful decorations (including many mosaic icons). Visiting it was quite easy (we were the only visitors at that time). Seeing the mosaic map...  more »
  • A historic place of worship
  • Very good service and great shop

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