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Madaba photos 1998


Jordan facts & history in brief


the city of mosaics, goes back to the bronze age, around 2000 B.C.

The Bible refers to it as Medeba of the Moabites.

In the 9th century B.C. the Hebrews lost it to Mesha.
In 323 B.C. Alexander the Great's generals held, until Roman times, when Byzantine taken it over.
In 614 the Persians destroyed the town, later damaged by earthquake the town was abandoned, until the 19th century when some Christians settled here and found some of the mosaics.
The best example is in the Greek Orthodox Church depicting Palestine and Jerusalem.

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