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madaba mapMadaba was a Moabite city mentioned in Numbers 21:30 and Joshua 13:9.

In the Roman and Byzantine periods it developed into an urban member of “Provinicia Arabia”, but in the middle ages it was abanodened. 

madaba map jerusalemIn the 1880’s the Catholic church re-settled in the site with Christians from Karak, and gradually a wealth of finds were made, mostly mosaic floors. Most famous is a mosaic floor depicting the a map of the Holy Land in the 6th or 7th century CE.


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