After leaving Petra, we continued up the Kings Highway towards Amman. A small detour off the main road to Madaba. Madaba is quite a large City but is well known for the Mosaics that exist in the City.
Mosaics can be viewed on as the predecessor to stained glass windows – they tell stories or provide information about a location. The Madaba Map is part of a floor mosaic in the early Byzantine church of Saint George. The Madaba Map is a map of the Middle East. Part of it contains the oldest surviving original cartographic depiction of the Holy Land and especially Jerusalem. It dates to the 6th century AD.
A visit to this church allows you not only see the map, but also many other mosaics on the walls.
For more information about Madaba
- 2014-03-29 – Amman to the Dead Sea
- Madaba – City of Mosaics
- Madaba – Fruit and Veg
- Madaba – Mosaics in the Byzantine Church of St George
- Madaba – Still making Mosaics