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Part of the Madaba Mosaic Map representing 6th century Jerusalem.
Jordan, Madaba, May 2009

The Madaba Mosaic Map is an index map of Palestina, dating from the sixth century CE, preserved in the floor of the Greek Orthodox Basilica of Saint George. With two million pieces of colored stone, the map depicts hills and valleys, villages and towns in Palestine and the Nile Delta. The mosaic contains the earliest extant representation of Byzantine Jerusalem, labeled the "Holy City." The map provides important details as to its 6th century landmarks, with the cardo, or central colonnaded street and the Holy Sepulchre clearly visible: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madaba
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Jun 08 2009 19:43 GMT PaP67
yes, i know this interresting map and piece of story ! great shot !
Jun 08 2009 19:46 GMT fhelsing PRO
that's amazing, what a beautiful thing to see
Jun 08 2009 19:50 GMT sini
Beautiful detail!:)
Jun 08 2009 20:03 GMT Riek
very very good
Jun 08 2009 21:58 GMT frankdejol
Very interesting photo and story...I would like to see in reality...
Jun 09 2009 00:27 GMT martini957
awesome history.....I'd love to go there and see all the wonderful things you shot
Jun 09 2009 03:54 GMT cdc PRO
superb mosaic
Jun 09 2009 05:20 GMT MargNZ
An amazing look into ancient history .. beautiful mosaic :)
Jun 09 2009 05:32 GMT Squirrel PRO
WONDERFUL MOSAIC PHOTO !
Jun 09 2009 11:19 GMT senna3
Thank you all for your nice comments!
Jun 09 2009 14:47 GMT jomoud PRO
Thanks Peter. I learned something.
I was unaware of this map. Thank you for the explanation.
Excellent capture
Jun 09 2009 19:24 GMT lynnj04
Great mosiac and information :-))
Jun 09 2009 19:56 GMT senna3
Thank you John.
Jun 09 2009 19:56 GMT senna3
Thank you Lynn.
Jun 09 2009 21:20 GMT Bellavista
I have the same shot! :-)) Nice memories! :-))
Jun 10 2009 05:28 GMT senna3
I scanned your Jordan photos of last year Bea, but I think you didn't post it?
Jun 10 2009 05:46 GMT Torun
beautiful mosaıc..
Jun 10 2009 05:47 GMT senna3
Thank you Torun.
Jun 10 2009 19:46 GMT Bellavista
I mean, I have shot also from this mosaic! :-))
Jun 30 2009 22:42 GMT mking01
Hi senna3, please contact me if you would be willing to have this image used in a temporary museum exhibit. Thanks.

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