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Accessible with your own car. We came here on our way to Karak. It is an archaeological site with ruins dated to the Roman, Byzantine and early Muslim period. But the highlight is the Mosaics in the Church of Saint Stephen. It is the largest...More
This is the ancient city of Mephaat mentioned in the Book of Jeremiah. It is a hike from Amman. We went with a very knowledgeable guide who walked us through the site. I would not have appreciated the levels of history here from biblical times,...More
The site overall is well-signposted which makes exploring on your own satisfying. But, the highlight for sure is the extensive, well-preserved mosaic floor of the church under the large (ugly) hangar. We rate this as the best mosaic experience in the Madaba area for sure.
Perhaps we had been spoiled by the beautiful mosaic we saw in and around Madaba, and much more impressive ruins at Jerash, but Umm ar Rasas weren't that impressive. Its biggest draw, the mosaic floor of the Byzantine era St. Stephen church, had all its...More
We stopped here after visiting the Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ and Mt Nebo on the 98 km drive from the Dead Sea. Following Google Maps, the paved 2 lane highway was ideal including negotiating through busy Madaba.
After parking at the new Visitor Center,...More
This set of ruins started as a Roman military camp and contains some beautifully preserved mosaics under cover. It also contains about 16 churches. We had a wonderful guide who pointed out many features to us that would have otherwise went unnoticed such as water...More
I got a local bus from Madaba to Um er Rasas and must admit I found it disappointing after the other marvels I'd seen in Jarash as well as the mosaics in Madaba. Nice bus ride and some lovely views so don't regret going there....just...More