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1. Madaba
Driving the King’s Highway a half an hour south of Amman, one finds Madaba, a city that is nowadays home to around 60,000 people. This city, which belonged to the Moabites, the Nabateans, the Romans, the Byzantine, the Rashidun and the Umayyad throughout history, is now home to the biggest Christian community in all Jordan, proportionally speaking. The Greek Orthodox church of St. George in Madaba, Jordan, is not only home to some of the most beautiful icons in the region. It also houses the Madaba Map, an intricate floor mosaic dated in the 6th century, the oldest cartographic depiction of the Holy Land preserved to this day.