Saint George Church - Mosaic Map
K. Talal St. 30, Madaba, Jordan
View the Madaba Map in St. George's ChurchInterred in the floor of St. George's Church in Madaba is one of the most important surviving artistic relics of the Byzantine era. The famous Madaba Map was once an intricate map of holy land sites covering modern-day Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian Territories, plus Egypt's Sinai. Today only a quarter survives, but even this fragment shows astounding detail, covering Jerusalem, the Dead Sea area, and a small portion of the Sinai.
about 5 years ago
6th Century Mosaics
The floor of this Greek Orthodox church holds a 6th century AD mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. In this picture, the river allegedly depicts where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. We followed the visit to the church with a food-coma inducing alfresco lunch at Haret Jdoudna.