Madaba

The remains of the oldest known map of the Holy Land, painstakingly assembled from more than a million pieces of coloured stone, lie on the floor of a church in the Jordanian city of Madaba. This unique art treasure was designed by an unknown artist and constructed in a Byzantine cathedral in the middle of the 6th century. It was rediscovered only in 1884, but its unique character was recognised only in 1896, after the new Greek Orthodox Church of St George had been built over it.

The discovery of the Madaba Mosaic Map, and mosaics in the remains of five more churches and other locations in the town, led to Madaba, 30km south of Amman, becoming known as “the City of Mosaics”.

Holy Land & Jordan

Holy Land & Jordan

24 May - 04 June 2020

Parishioners & Friends of Saint Boniface Church, Tooting, London
Departure from Heathrow

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