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Madaba Archaeological Park

Address: Hussein bin Ali Street, Madaba, Jordan
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Maryland, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The Archeological Park is only a short distance from St Georges Church. The mosaics contain remarkable scenes from Greek and Roman mythology from various buildings and churches in and around Madaba. Take note also of the beautiful mosaic images of birds and flowers. Running diagonally through the park is a substantial length of a magnificently wide paved Roman street with... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Medaba map gives evidence of the places and traditions of the Bible in Byzantine times and has led to recent archeological finds. Welll worth a visit and purchase of the explanatory booklet. The town itself is vety interesting and mosaics of all sizes and styles can be purchased here.

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Limeshain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The park has some really amazing mosaics and the guide is very knowledgeable. Different epoches can be found and you can see the evolution of the art of making mosaics her.

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is an interesting little town in which I wish I had more time to explore beyond the church with the Mosaic floor. There is a large tourist shop (government run) on the main road into Madaba where they hand make ceramics of all kinds, with mosaic finishes. Terrific plates, vases, table tops and many other items. Well priced, so... More

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Jalandhar, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It is a good place for history enthusiasts but it turns to be a bit boring place for fun-loving travelers and kids. Mosaics can be bought from nearby shops in the town.

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Fortrose, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a must see when in Jordan - tremendous historical and archaeological interest - just don't miss it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This archaeological park is situated in the city center and it is so simply done. You can walk along an ancient Roman road and inside a temple, where the floors are some of the best kept mosaics I have ever seen.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The mosaics in the archaeological park are the best ones in Madaba or arguably in Jordan. They are well preserved and restored. The ones in the covered museum present beautiful motif and figures in myths.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I hadn't heard of this before going to Madaba for the first time. Everyone talked about the map and while that was nice, this was way better in my opinion! It's very much like a museum, which I enjoy. The gentleman there was happy to show me around and he answered my questions well. I was a little unsure about... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Many tourists, stopping into Madaba on a day trip from Amman or beyond, come to see the Map at St. George's church. It's a pity, because the archaeological treasures that are found in the city don't just stop there. The mosaics that can be found elsewhere are just as interesting as the Map, and some are even better preserved. Take... More

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