Wednesday, February 24, 2010

BOOKMARK: Ancient Mosaic Map

The below pic is something I wanted to keep on hand. It is known as the "Madaba Mosaic Map", and according to Wiki it is part of a floor mosaic in an early Byzantine church, depicting Jerusalem during the early (6th) centuries. The pic below is the center of the larger map showing the Holy Land.

The mosaic clearly shows a number of significant structures in the Old City of Jerusalem: the Damascus Gate, the Lions' Gate, the Golden Gate, the Zion Gate, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the New Church of the Theotokos, the Tower of David and the Cardo Maximus. The recognisable depiction of the urban topography makes the mosaic a key source on Byzantine Jerusalem. - Wiki


Link with each location/building labeled.

I have a feeling I could use this somewhere.



2 comments:

  1. Very cool!

    (And here I thought I was the only history nerd. ;D)

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  2. *laughs* Total history nerd here. <- It was the only class I looked forward to back in school, which I know probably breaks the English-Comp-Class-Nerd writer stereotype.

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