What does Madaba mean to its community?

The "City of Mosaics" in central Jordan

Aerial photo of Madaba Jordan (2019) by APAAME 2020CyArk

Introducing Madaba

Madaba, located in central Jordan, is famously known as the "City of Mosaics." The Church of Saint George is especially renowned for its 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land, offering a unique historical window into the region. 

Photogrammetry at St. George Church in Madaba (2019)CyArk

Virtually Visit Madaba

In 2020 CyArk worked with Madaba community members and students and faculty at the American University of Madaba to provide training on 3D documentation with support from The US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation. 

Map of MadabaCyArk

The trainees worked to develop several virtual tours to provide access to the sites during the pandemic. 

Madaba Storytellers (2020) by CyArkCyArk

Sharing Community Stories

In 2020 StoryCenter conducted a series of virtual storytelling workshops to capture community stories alongside the virtual tours.  Explore the stories from community members

American University of Madaba in Madaba (2020)CyArk

Hear from additional community members about their connection to Madaba

Jude Anton Twal (2022) by CyArkCyArk

Jude Anton Twal, This is where I am rooted

Jude Anton Twal

 “This is where I am rooted.  This is family, this is home, this is love..  All of it is just packaged in one simple place called Madaba” 

Saif Hamarneh (2022) by CyArkCyArk

Saif Hamarneh, I wish everyone would visit Madaba

Saif Hamarneh

 (In Arabic) “I wish everyone would visit Madaba, to see its people, to see its landmarks, to see everything that is in Madaba” 

Fuad Hamarneh (2022) by CyArkCyArk

Fuad Hamarneh, this is my church

Fuad Hamarneh

“For me, this is my church, this is where me and many of my family, relatives and friends have been baptised, wedded, and this is also where we said the final goodbye to many of our loved ones.” 

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