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The Madaba Mosaics Jordan – Making the Broken Beautiful Again

SOURCE: Inside the Travel Lab
DATE: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 12:47:38 +0000
FULL PUBLICATION: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/InsideTheTravelLab/~3/LChJ3fspoK0/

Madaba is famous for its mosaics. Or, rather, the Madaba mosaics are famous. This small town in Jordan, nineteen miles southwest of Amman and on the Kings Highway, smells of cardamom, rosewater and ancient sighs. It earns its place on the map of the world today with a map of the world from yesterday: one of the oldest maps of the Holy Land, built out of two million pieces and embedded in the floor of the Saint George Greek Orthodox Church. Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.

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