Madaba Archaeological Park - 5 Things to Know Before Visiting

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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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Attractions Near Madaba Archaeological Park

St George's Greek Orthodox Church

St George's Greek Orthodox Church

0.27km from Madaba Archaeological Park

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.

Mount Nebo

Mount Nebo

8.85km from Madaba Archaeological Park

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.

Qasr al-Mushatta

Qasr al-Mushatta

20.44km from Madaba Archaeological Park

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.

Ma'in Hot Springs

Ma'in Hot Springs

21.18km from Madaba Archaeological Park

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.

Fortress of Machaerus

Fortress of Machaerus

23.17km from Madaba Archaeological Park

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.

Royal Tank Museum

Royal Tank Museum

24.63km from Madaba Archaeological Park

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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Madaba Governorate

Madaba Governorate

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Numerous civilizations existed on the soils of Madaba. Most prominent are the Moabites, Nabateans, Romans, and the Arab Muslim empires.

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Nele Lenze

Nele Lenze

2018-02-26

This mosaic sight in the archeological museum is the more interesting of the two places. Here you see lots of old mosaics and have great boards with explenations with it. The ticket is included in the Jordan pass.
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