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Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a)

Madaba, Jordan
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Madaba
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Amman
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

After driving 40 Minute to south-east of Madaba The Stop Was Really Breathless ... After walk in this place you feel you like to walk again and again to catch what your eyes missed of The Art in this corner or another .. and i have to say the visitor center good and there is a bath Room and parking... More

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I think this is one of the most animating place in the global But unfortunately , as most of touristic places in jordan , this place has not a proper media coverage

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Speers Point, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

If Um er-Rasas was a primary school child the report card would read "...... could try harder"! There is a lot to see at the sight but it seems like the commercial platform (Visitors Centre) to support it has been completed before a sensible level of archaeological restoration has occurred! Pros: Great floor mozaics, a great selection of ruins from... More

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Amman, Jordan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

the site is one of the UNISCO world heritage sites, but it's not a real tourists attraction even the road to it is a regular road. but this site is quiet amazing to see if your interest is religion since it was like the first theology center in the world and that's where the importance of it comes from.

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

One of the best preserved mosaic map are still in Um-er-Rasas church. you will be able to walk around and see the old village with more than 17 churches scattered all over.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Given the size of the visitor center, I was surprised that we were the only people here. Apparently they will soon start charging for this attraction, but when we went it was still for free. Two things I really like about here. First, there are a ton of arches. Some are completely excavated, some are still partially covered. No shortage... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Our hotel receptionist organised a taxi to take us to this World Heritage site. It is worth your efforts to get here, a huge site, largely unexcavated, where your imagination can run wild but where, under a large hangar like structure, there is an amazing collection of mosaics. I especially liked those portraying Middle Eastern towns of the time. If... More

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Oswestry
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Umm ar-Rasas contains ruins from the Roman, Byzantine, and early Muslim civilizations. The majority of the site has not been excavated.  Among the portions excavated so far include a military camp and several churches. The most important discovery on the site was the mosaic floor of the Church of St Stephen. It was made in 785 (discovered after 1986). Another place to add to a bigger... More

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SOUTH AFRICA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Very few visitors , but well worth the visit. Ancient roman and Byzantine site, The church mosiac is so well perserved . The best mosiac in the church of St Stephens.

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New Hyde Park, New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Although a bit out of the way, the site is well done, quiet and wonderful to visit. The mosaics in the church are well preserved and as nice as those in Madaba, Well worth the side trip

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