Madaba is an ancient town in Jordan, southwest of the capital Amman. Madaba is home to the famous 6th century Mosaic Map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, Best is known for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. With two million pieces of vividly coloured local stone, it depicts hills and valleys, villages and towns as far as the Nile Delta.
The amiable market town of Madaba is best known for a collection of Byzantine-era mosaics. Madaba’s chief attraction – in the contemporary Greek Orthodox church of St. George – is a wonderfully vivid, 6th-century Byzantine mosaic map showing the entire region from Jordan and Palestine in the north, to Egypt in the south.