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Mosaics of Madaba: map in church still draws many viewers
« on: November 27, 2011, 02:13:23 PM »
The mosaics in the Orthodox Church of St. George in Madaba, Jordan, have for centuries continued to attract onlookers. They are a testament to the power of the faith and the skill of the craftsmen.

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This is the earliest religious map of the Holy Land in any form to survive from antiquity, we were told. It was created by Byzantine artists in the late sixth century, though who the exact artistes were is still unknown. Buildings in this region created after the sixth century are absent from this map, which further help to date it.