- Madaba: Our next stop was a small medieval town called Madaba, which was hardly a 10 minute drive from Nebo. Best known for its mosaics from Byzantine and Umayyad era, it is worth the stop if you are fond of mosaic artwork. There are several shops which sell mosaics, and if you are an expert at bargaining, you might be able to crack some nice deals too. Unfortunately, the town doesn't have anything more to explore.
Early in the afternoon, begin your trip to Madaba and visit St. George’s church known for the 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land. Mt Nebu is next on your itinerary. Legend has it that Moses first saw the Promised Land at Mt Nebo. Plan an excursion and see for yourself! Don’t forget to keep your camera handy as this mountain (700 metres above sea level) offers beautiful views of the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea.
The capital city of the Madaba Governorate in Jordan is home to some of the most beautiful Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics especially a large Byzantine-era mosaic map of Palestine and the Nile delta. Madaba is located 30 miles south-west of the capital Amman.
After visiting the church at Mount Nebo I headed towards the ancient town of Madaba. Madaba is the city know for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. I chose to visit St George's Church &amp;amp; the floor has a mosaic map of the holy land, been protected in bits and pieces.Before viewing the map, take a look at the full-size replica in the ticket office, making it easier to spot the details that you want to focus on in the church. There is a beautiful market around the church shops selling souvenirs of all shapes and sizes.
After being astounded with this artwork I reached my first stop nearby Mount Sinai, St. Catherine's Monastery; where Moses received the 10 Commandments. I spent a long time scrutinizing religious artifacts at the Monastery but soon it was time to take to the road again. Hitting the road the Bedouin way I found myself marveled at the beauty of the striking silhouette of the fortified town and castle of Kerak.