Madaba

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oil paintings

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nearby site

office buildings to be built in Madaba. Tourist Attractions Madaba’s main attraction is its Byzantine mosaics, drawing many visitors, especially since the creation of an archaeological park. They cover the floors of houses and churches dating from the site’s earliest period of habitation. The nearby site of Umm ar-Rasas, south-east of Madaba on the edge of the semi-arid steppe, started as a Roman military camp and grew to become a town from the 5th century. It also has very large and well


delicious food

minerets nearby. '''King Mesha restaurant''' also offers lovely ambiance, friendly service and delicious food for very reasonable prices. It is located very near the Madaba Archaeological Park and the museum. A very nice new rooftop restaurant is on the top floor of the Mariam hotel. They do open buffet dinner for JD 8 only and the view to the city is very nice. Also they do have a pool side bar they serve sandwiches, wine and beer. You don’t need to be resident of the hotel to use the restaurant


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


social+legal

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


quot traditional

Church 's list of titular sees uses the spelling "Medaba", traditional in reference to the ancient bishopric centred on this city, while at the same time referring to the modern city as 'Madaba". ''Annuario Pontificio 2013'' (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 926 Archaeological finds in Madaba city The first mosaics were discovered during the building of new houses using ashlar spolia from old buildings


large stone

Rsas. Also one can do a day trip to desert Castels "Amra, Kharaneh and Azraq" Also from Madaba start the trip to Petra via the Kings Highway with a stop at Wadi Mujib, Kerak, Dana and end in Petra. Wadi Jadid located within 10 km to the south west of Madaba city at Al Fayha village. This Wadi is a field of dolmens (Burial Chambers or large stone memorials), where you could see more than 40 dolmens (12 of them standing in a very good condition) and the rest are damaged


numerous ancient

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


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


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

Madaba

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

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