Madaba

What is Madaba known for?


open field

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


great service

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


building main

thumb right Madaba Municipal building (File:Madaba City Hall.jpg) Dmoz:Regional Middle East Jordan Localities Madaba Commons:Category:Madaba


people study

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''' (


title great

History" It opened in the fall of 2007.


fishing scenes

. Midian. The most important discovery on the site was the mosaic floor of the Church of St Stephen. It was made in 785 (discovered after 1986). The perfectly preserved mosaic floor is the largest one in Jordan. On the central panel, hunting and fishing scenes are depicted, while another panel illustrates the most important cities of the region including Philadelphia


modern period

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 built sometime in the 9th century BC, with subsequent rebuilds throughout its history. There is also the remains of a well preserved Byzantine era house at the base of the fortification wall. University of Toronto - Tell Madaba Archaeological Project In 2010, a 3,000-year-old Iron Age temple containing several figurines of ancient deities and circular clay vessels used in Moabite religious rituals was discovered at Khirbat 'Ataroz near Mabada. Dmoz:Regional Middle East Jordan Localities Madaba Commons:Category:Madaba


political social

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


early bronze

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


marka

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Madaba

'''Madaba''' ( south-west of the capital Amman.

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