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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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The 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, ...
Three 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 ...
Marketing 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 ...
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 ...
by Moira McCrossan, Hugh Taylor
Opposite: Mount Nebo, Moses Memorial Church Madaba is an important centre for the hand-loom weaving of.
Sacred 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. www.atlastours.net/jordan/madaba.html O Beth Alpha Synagogue, Hefzibah, Israel Twenty-two different types of stone were used to produce a vividly colored ...
Jesus 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 ...
The 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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
by Everett Ferguson
The Madaba mosaic gives an interesting ...
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