Discover Byzantine mosaics Jordan

Jordan preserved several Byzantine mosaics, made in the 6th century by local artists who founded an art movement. One of these famous relics is the Palestinian map in the Saint-George of Madaba church; this document is unique for its geographical precision (150 sites cited) and Christian symbolism. Also, do not miss the unparalleled mosaic of Umm er Rasa representing cities in the eastern Christian world; mosaics of Mount Nebo church, notably that of the diaconicon baptistry, a true lesson of early Christian iconography; a mosaic of Khirbet el Mukhayyat (perhaps from Ancient Nebo) representing pastoral scenes and tame animals; and Jerash, the marvelous mosaic pavement of the Saint-Cosmos-and-Saint-Damian church.

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    The Map of the Holy Land

    This can be found in the church of St. George in Madaba, a city famous for its Byzantine frescoes dating back to the 6th century.

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