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Madaba is the capital city of Madaba Governorate in central Jordan, with a population of about 60,000. It is best known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, especially a large Byzantine-era mosaic map of the Holy Land. Madaba is located 30 kilometres south-west of the capital Amman.

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Google previewThe Biblical World (1898)

by William Rainey Harper, Ernest DeWitt Burton, Shailer Mathews

Madaba is a town lying east of the Jordan in Moab (see Josh. 13:1), in the modern Turkish province "el Balka," about eleven hours distant from Jericho at the ordinary speed of tourists' horses. It answers also to the names Madeba, Medaba, ...

Google previewThree Journeys in the Levant (2001)

by Shusha Guppy

Madaba is a Byzantine city with remarkable mosaics, destroyed by an earthquake in 747 and rebuilt in the 19th Century. We halted to explore. Many of the ancient mosaics are now inside modern houses which were built over the ruins of the ...

Google previewMarketing Heritage (2004)

Archaeology and the Consumption of the Past by Yorke M. Rowan, Uzi Baram

The Madaba area is another important tourist attraction found just west of the Desert Highway, and access to Madaba is a heavily traveled first-class road. We will therefore be considering the Desert Highway from Amman to Aqaba, the ...

Google previewThe American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal (1898)

by Stephen Denison Peet

Madaba is a town east of the Jordan. In 1896 a Mosaic map of Palestine was found in a church which was made between the middle of the fourth and fifth centuries. The size of the map was originally 280 square metres, but eighteen square ...

Google previewJordan (2007)

by Moira McCrossan, Hugh Taylor

Opposite: Mount Nebo, Moses Memorial Church Madaba is an important centre for the hand-loom weaving of.

Google previewSacred Places of a Lifetime (2008)

500 of the World's Most Peaceful and Powerful Destinations by Keith Bellows

Planning Madaba is a 20-minute drive south from Amman along the King's Highway. O Beth Alpha Synagogue, Hefzibah, Israel Twenty-two different types of stone were used to produce a vividly colored ...

Google previewJesus and His World (1995)

An Archaeological and Cultural Dictionary by John J. Rousseau

Madaba is a small town in Jordan, 15 miles east of the river, where a mosaic map of the Holy Land was found on the floor of an ancient church. This evidence leads most New Testament scholars to conclude that the name Bethabara was ...

Google previewThe Silk Road Encyclopedia (2016)

by Su-il Jeong

Yelu later produced an Islamic calendar titled Madaba (麻答巴), which was modeled on the calendars in Persia and other Islamic nations. The ma character in the name is an abbreviation of the Chinese name for Muhammad, the founder of ...

Google previewThe Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (2017)

by Richard Stillwell

ENNABLI MADABA Jordan. Map 6. A town in Moab, E of the Dead Sea, taken by the Israelites from Sihon king of the Amorites, and later conquered by Mesha king of Moab. In the Hellenistic period the town was in the hands of the sons of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Comparative Iconography (2013)

Themes Depicted in Works of Art by Helene E. Roberts

Jordan, Chapel of the Priest John Mosaics, sixth century, Madaba Baptistery Paradise mosaics, sixth century, from Um Hartain, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Early Christianity, Second Edition (2013)

by Everett Ferguson

The Madaba mosaic gives an interesting ...

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