Madaba is a small city 30 km to the south of Amman along the former King's Highway trading route. The main reason to visit Madaba is the Church of the Map, which contains a Byzantine period mosaic map of the Holy Land on its ground. This mosaic was likely created in the 6th century AD in a Byzantine church located on the same spot as the current church, which was built in 1884. Besides the Church of the Map, other mosaics have been excavated in Madaba.
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