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“A piece of really old life”
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Madaba Mosaic Map
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Half Day Small Group Madaba Mosaic Tour from Amman
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Owner description: This fascinating map of the Holy Land, now housed in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, was made in the 6th century out of two million stone pieces.
Mumbai, India
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“A piece of really old life”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

The map is exciting if one does a little bit of background reading before going to Madaba. The Church has a copy of the map detailing its various parts for those who are looking for a bit of information before going in to see the real thing. Not only is it exciting to see something that has survived so much time but the information that it gives to someone trying to understand the influence of Madaba on Christianity is overwhelming.

Visited November 2012
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“Ancient map of the Holyland”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

St George's Greek Orthodox Church has preserved an anccient mosaic map of the Holyland. For a small fee, you can tour the church and visit the very instructional visitor's center for a full understanding of this historic find.

Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Interesting but missable”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

To be honest, this is a very interesting mosaic (the oldest known map of the Middle East), but missing it wouldn't change your life. I wouldn't go too far out of your way for this, but it's an interesting stop on the way to the Dead Sea.

Visited November 2012
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South Brunswick, New Jersey
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“The map was amazing”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

A 6th century mosaic map was thrilling to see but might not be that interesting to a lot of people. I wish I'd had more time to look at it.

Visited October 2012
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Cambridge MA
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“Worth a visit”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Impressive mosaic map of the entire area. Definitely worth a visit while you are in Jordan. Can get a little overrun with tourists so perhaps try in the morning?

Visited October 2012
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