Madaba

An Archaeological Tour of Madaba

Personification of a Season from the Burnt Palace; photo by Mary Scott, from Madaba Cultural Heritage (1996). The Madaba Archaeological Park in the heart of Madaba was initiated in 1991 by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The park includes …

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Madaba – A Short History of a Vibrant Jordanian City

A view over modern Madaba. Photo courtesy of Jesus Diaz. Modern Madaba, 30 km southwest of Amman, continues an urban tradition that can be traced back at least 4,500 years. The ancient settlement, now mostly buried beneath the modern town, lies on a natural rise created by branches of the Wadi Madaba. On and around …

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