The map of Madaba
February 20, 2005 8:17 PM   Subscribe

The map of Madaba: The discovery in a sixth century church, and the publication of the mosaic Map of the biblical lands in 1896/7, brought Madaba, at the time a small dusty village in Jordan, to international fame.
posted by dhruva (4 comments total)
The 3d feature on that third link is really cool. What a great day for map posts. Thanks!
posted by ontic at 9:09 PM on February 20, 2005

I've been there. It's pretty cool. If you get the chance to see it first hand, I highly recommend it. Jordan has a ton of great ancient sites.
posted by BarePaw at 9:23 PM on February 20, 2005

I've seen similar mosaics (usually just fragments) in Israel, but never managed to cross the border.
posted by dhruva at 9:29 PM on February 20, 2005

Fascinating, thanks dhruva!
posted by carter at 7:57 AM on February 21, 2005

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