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St George's Greek Orthodox Church

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"The Church of Saint George is a small church sitting in the center of Madaba. While there are a number of icons around the church, there is not too much to see. That is, if you exclude the enormous floor mosaic dubbed the Madaba Map. The mosaic was created during the 6th century in an older rendition of the Church of Saint George. It depicts the Holy Land in immense accuracy, originally serving as a guide for pilgrims visiting the region. When Madaba was destroyed and abandoned a hundred years later, the mosaic was lost. In the 1890's, when the new contingency of Christians came to the city, they sought to build a new Church of Saint George (the one standing today). When constructing the floor, the magnificent mosaic was revealed. One a proper floor was laid around the remaining mosaic, research work was done to understand the contents of the map. As more sites were uncovered, archeologists began to search the holy lands to find sites in places like Jerusalem almost perfectly lined up with what was on the map. While the map is the only real site in the Church of Saint George, the map is also the most important site in Madaba - and for that matter one of the most important historical sites in the region."
"Visitable upon payment of a ticket. This includes a visit to the underground chambers and the bell tower, where you can ring the bell and enjoy the view of the city from above"
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"Inside the church there is a small semi museum of mosaics, you can witness the true beauty when you walk inside!"

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