Madaba Archaeological Park
Hay Al-Hashimi, Madaba, Jordan
About Madaba Archaeological Park
Established to preserve and make accessible to the public archaeological remains from Roman times and several valuable Byzantine mosaic floors.
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The Madaba Map, also known as the Madaba Mosaic Map, is part of a floor mosaic in the church. The Madaba Map is of the Middle East, and part of it contains the oldest surviving original cartographic depiction of the Holy Land and especially Jerusalem. It dates to the 6th century AD.
It is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land. The West Bank city of Jericho and Jerusalem are visible from the summit on a very clear day.
Ruin of an Umayyad winter palace, part of a string of castles, palaces and caravanserais known collectively in Jordan as the Desert Castles. Though much of the ruins can still be found in the site, the most striking feature of the palace, its facade, has been removed and is on display at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.
A series of hot mineral springs and waterfalls located 264 meters (866 feet) below sea level. The springs contains important elements such as sodium, calcium, chloride, radon, hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide.
A fortified hilltop palace, it is the location of the imprisonment and execution of John the Baptist. It was originally built by the Hasmonean king, Alexander Jannaeus (104 BC-78 BC) in about the year 90 BC. The hilltop, which stands about 1,100 meters above Dead Sea level, is surrounded on all sides by deep ravines which provide great natural strength.
20,000 sq. m of exhibition space divided into thirteen halls showcasing hundreds of light and heavy military items placed in their historic chronological order. It features around 110 tanks, many of which are historical and were used in Jordan's past wars and battles.
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Numerous civilizations existed on the soils of Madaba. Most prominent are the Moabites, Nabateans, Romans, and the Arab Muslim empires.