Hippolytus mosaic 03.jpg alt2 caption2 Detail of the Hippolytus mosaic in the Archaeological Park of Madaba The University of Toronto has been excavating in Madaba from 1996 until the present. Their efforts have focused primarily on the west acropolis where an open field has allowed access to uncover the entire sequence of occupation at Madaba from the modern period down to the Early Bronze Age levels. The most visible feature of this area is a 7.5 meter wide fortification wall
probably by earthquakes. Also there are several menhirs, cupholes and stone alignments as well. These dolmens dating to around 3000 B.C about 5000 years old, from the Early Bronze Age I. The locals there believed that dolmens are the houses of ghosts, they called it in Arabic Bit Al Ghula. You can start your trip to Jordan by staying the first 2 nights in Madaba - it is only 25 km from the airport. Buy Very good quality and cheap rugs. There are places where you can have them made
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Government of Iraqi Kurdistan and a former deputy prime minister of the Federal government of Iraq. He is married and has a daughter who attended Princeton University and a son who graduated from King's Academy in Madaba, Jordan and who currently attends Columbia. 50 Madaba, Jordan Madaba Map thumb right 300px The Via Maris (purple), King's Highway (red), and other ancient Levantine trade routes, c. 1300 BCE (Image:Ancient Levant routes.png) Numerous
ancient states, including Edom, Moab, Ammon, and various Aramaean polities depended largely on the King's Highway for trade. The Highway began in Heliopolis, Egypt (Heliopolis (ancient)) and from there went eastward to Clysma (modern Suez), through the Mitla Pass and the Egyptian (Ancient Egypt) forts of Nekhl (An-Nakhl Fortress) and Themed in the Sinai desert to Eilat and Aqaba. From there the Highway turned northward through the Arabah, past
the town in the 1950s. Today, Dhiban is approximately 15000 members strong, with many working in the army, government agencies, or in seasonal agricultural production. A number of young people study in nearby universities in Karak (Al Karak), Madaba, and Amman. Most inhabitants practice Islam. birth_date '''Patriarch Fouad Twal''' (
;ct result&resnum 1&ved 0CBQQ6AEwAA#v onepage&q hyrcanus%20medeba%20110&f false Encyclopaedic dictionary of the Bible, Volume 5, William George Smith Sievers, 142 * 116 BCE: A civil war between Seleucid half-brothers Antiochus VIII Grypus and Antiochus IX Cyzicenus results in a breakup of the kingdom and the independence of certain principalities, including Judea.
result&resnum 1&ved 0CBQQ6AEwAA#v onepage&q hyrcanus%20medeba%20110&f false Encyclopaedic dictionary of the Bible, Volume 5, William George Smith Sievers, 142 * c.87 BCE: According to Josephus, following a six-year civil war involving Seleucid king Demetrius III Eucaerus, Hasmonean ruler Alexander Jannaeus crucified 800 Jewish rebels in Jerusalem He was born in Madaba in 1935
Category:Hebrew Bible places Decentralization King Abdullah II and the Jordanian Government began the process of decentralization, with the Madaba governate as the pilot project, on the regional level dividing the nation into three regions: North, Central, and South. The Greater Amman Municipality will be excluded from the plan but it will set up a similar decentralization process. Each region will have an elected council that will handle the political, social, legal, and economic affairs of its area. This decentralization process is part of Jordan's Democratization Program. File:Roosters preparing to fight.jpg Two roosters about to fight FIle:Mosaic in Madaba.jpg Roosters on a mosaic in Madaba, Jordan The single most important piece of Byzantine Christian mosaic art in the East is the Madaba Map, made between 542 and 570 as the floor of the church of Saint George at Madaba, Jordan. It was rediscovered in 1894. The Madaba Map is the oldest surviving cartographic depiction of the Holy Land. It depicts an area from Lebanon in the north to the Nile Delta in the south, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the west to the Eastern Desert (Arabian Desert). The largest and most detailed element of the topographic depiction is Jerusalem, at the center of the map. The map is enriched with many naturalistic features, like animals, fishing boats, bridges and palm trees. That these limits were not fixed, however, is plain from the lists of cities given in Dmoz:Regional Middle East Jordan Localities Madaba Commons:Category:Madaba
Mabada. Mosaic school The Institute of Mosaic Art and Restoration was originally created in 1992 as the Madaba Mosaic School, and funded by the Italian Government.
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directly across the road from each other - Mariam Hotel and Salome Hotel. Great service, good prices (about JD 30 for a double with breakfast included), and great service from the owners. They help with guides, directions, renting cars or taxis. Otherwise try the Black Iris hotel or the 3-star Madaba Inn Hotel (located opposite the Church of the Map). The Black Iris Hotel has clean non-smoking rooms, approx 30JD for a double room. Offers tours to nearby areas including Mount Nebo and the Dead Sea. The Mariam hotel is one of the best 2 star hotels in Jordan with 57 rooms and a large outdoor swimming pool, restaurant and bar, as well as a meeting room for work shops. The room rate is about 43 US$ for a double room with open buffet breakfast. Their new rooftop restaurant is excellent. * Dmoz:Regional Middle East Jordan Localities Madaba Commons:Category:Madaba
directly across the road from each other - Mariam Hotel and Salome Hotel. Great service, good prices (about JD 30 for a double with breakfast included), and great service from the owners. They help with guides, directions, renting cars or taxis. Otherwise try the Black Iris hotel or the 3-star Madaba Inn Hotel (located opposite the Church of the Map). The Black Iris Hotel has clean non-smoking rooms, approx 30JD for a double room. Offers tours to nearby areas including Mount Nebo and the Dead Sea
'''Madaba''' ( south-west of the capital Amman.