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Known as the City of Mosaics, home of the world famous map of the Holy Land, and other notable mosaic floors, mostly from the 6th and 7th century.
Extensive information and photos of the world famous mosaic map of the Holy Land, 2nd half of 6th century
Western section: the Burnt Palace with two wings, the Martyrs' Church (al-Khadir), and remains of a paved courtyard and Roman street.
The elaborate figurative design of the floor of a private villa from the 6th century is unique among Jordan's mosaics. It depicts the ancient myth of Hippolytus.
Several old houses and courtyards display mosaic floors found in situ or in other places, as well as archaeological and ethnographic exhibits.
Located under the destroyed Church of the Prophet Elias in Madaba, decorated with beautiful mosaics from 595/596.
Intact Byzantine mosaic from 530 AD with hunting and pastoral scenes and the name of its creators, the mosaicists Soel, Kaium, and Elias. Moses Basilica, Mount Nebo
Site of the ancient town of Nebo with Byzantine churches, and one of the finest mosaics in Jordan, with daily life depictions, including wine making.
World Heritage site with Roman, Byzantine and early Muslim ruins from the 3rd to 9th centuries. Excellent mosaic floors, and a unique stylite tower.
Umm er-Rasas photo tour, part 2: Four churches and adjacent buildings under a huge shelter. Spectacular mosaics from the 6th to 8th centuries.
Constructed between 529 and 533 AD in Jerash, it features a remarkable mosaic floor depicting wonderful animal and human images.
Mosaics which were excavated in the thermal baths of Heracleides, on display under a gallery of the Antiquity Museum in Gadara.
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