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Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a)

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Address: Madaba, Jordan
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Gorgeous mosaics

This is still being excavated and much of the mosaics have not been uncovered so it's a bit of a treasure hunt to swipe sand off the mosaics to see what lies underneath. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Barbara A
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is still being excavated and much of the mosaics have not been uncovered so it's a bit of a treasure hunt to swipe sand off the mosaics to see what lies underneath. The churches are numerous and mostly in ruins, but what is excavated is noteworthy. I really enjoyed this place. Worth a visit off the beaten path.

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

The place belongs to UNESCO heritage and the visit is free of charge . The mosaics are very beautiful and everything is in very good conditions.

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Jerusalem
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

A visit here is a must for archeology fans as well as for fans of Greco-Roman-Byzantine art in general and mosaics in particular. The spectacular preservation quality of the floors provides for an unsurpassed esthetic experiemce, as well as a trove of information about the historic, cultural and architectural aspects of this part of the world at the end of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

The mosaics were amazing and we spent a lot of time looking at them. There is not much else to see though the arches are interesting. It is evident that more could be excavated. The mosaics are some of the most fantastic ones we've seen esp at an archeological site

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This location is extensive ruins of a Christian / Byzantine settlement. There are some of the best mosaics in the middle east, and definitely the best in Jordan. They are much better and more extensive than the mosaics in the church in Madaba. Aside from the mosaics, there are extensive ruins that you are free to wander. There are some... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

This place is well worth visiting even in extreme heat and Ramadan! The information centre is new and well designed with a small information section, toilets, and a cafe and gift centre run by a local women's cooperative (both unfortunately closed when we visited). The mosaic site was deserted when we visited but cool as it is shaded and protected... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Hellenistic ruins. Good mosaic work. Quiet and nice. Not too much to see however, for the long ride that takes you there.

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

A lovely place to wander through the ruins. Unfortunately signage is very poor and it is difficult to find anything other than St Stephen's Church which lies protected under a recently built struture. 3JD entrance fee

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

It was 30-45 minutes drive from Madaba and you will really enjoy the scenic view during the drive.It is too bad that there aren't that many tourist on this site. It has different collection of churches and mosaics. I just wish this place is more well kept (tall grass around walkway) since it is UNESCO Heritage Site.

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Well worth the trip to see the extremely well preserved large floor mosaic at the 8th century AD church.

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