Tuesday, April 03, 2012

St Mary

Madaba was an important and thriving city in the days of the Byzantine empire. There were numerous churches in this small town, only St George which was rebuilt is in use. The rest including St Mary is in ruins. Excavation is going on in dribs and drabs, this being a muslim country and there is probably little funding to keep excavating. What survived of the beautiful mosaics is on display.

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