Madaba Mosaic Map Reviews
Description:Location: St. George's Church
Newest Review: ... have been taken by later Muslim rulers in the 8th Century, parts destroyed in a subsequent earthquake. It was re-discovered in the late nineteenth century when a new church was to be built on the site. In the nearby ticket office (where you will find toilets and a small shop selling postcards, religious gifts and pictures of the map) you will see a reproduction of the map on the wall which ... more
Customer Madaba Mosaic Map Reviews (1)
by - written on 25/05/13, updated on 25/05/13 (Very useful, 75 readings)
Madaba in Western Jordan is a good sized town with a large Christian section of the population which has influenced the construction of a number of churches. The churches contain some special mosaics, but we only visited one - the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George's. The mosaic here, known as the Madaba Map, is Byzantine (estimated 6th century) and depicts a map of the Holy Land as it was known then. Not all the map remains - parts may have been taken by later Muslim rulers in the 8th Century, parts destroyed in a subsequent earthquake. It was re-discovered in the late nineteenth century when a new church was to be built on the site. In the nearby ticket ... Read the complete review
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