The church was built on top of a Roman temple. Excavations that began in the 19th-century continue to reveal more delicate mosaics, preserved by the shifting sands of time.
Another passageway awaiting further excavation.
Part of the excavation site.
Another section of the church awaiting excavation.
Another Byzantine mosaic reclaimed from the rubble.
A mosaic being restored at the Madaba Institute for Mosaic Art and Restoration, located near the church. The institute teaches students how to repair, restore and create mosaics.
An artisan works on a jigsaw puzzle-like mosaic.
The church and the school are on the itinerary of our next Journey to Jordan November 7th-15th. A couple of spaces are available, should you be interested in joining us. Read more about the trip here.