Madeba Map
Medeba Map
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Madeba Map
Madeba Map. A map of Palestine and the Near East in coloured mosaics, uncovered in 1896 in the church at Madeba to the east of the Dead Sea. It almost certainly dates from the 6th cent. and it throws important light on the history of Palestinian topography.M. Avi-Yonah, The Madaba Map (Jerusalem,
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Madeba Map
Madeba map mad’uh-buh. An early Christian mosaic, set into the floor of a 6th-cent. Greek Orthodox church in the town of Madeba, Jordan (see Medeba). Almost 40 ft. long, it is the earliest known map of the Holy Land. See cartography, biblical.
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