Come and discover the richness of our ancient land, the heritage of all humanity, discover the history and experience the culture and traditions of Jordan.An exciting journey through history you can experience at La Storia Tourism Complex where you can see at its large exhibition the religious, historical and cultural heritage of Jordan and the region.It s located 2 kilometers.
Before getting to Mount Nebo the memorial of Prophet Moses 7 kilometers. West of Madaba.
The Museum :
The idea behind the museum is to tell you the story of the land, from the Old Testament through to the era of the New Testament. It s arranged in a big circle, where you walk through a winding path to see the exhibits, which are all sculptures with 3D backgrounds behind them. It starts with Noah s Ark, where you see a huge boat with the animals. Then, you get to other parts of the Old Testament, like the destruction of Babylon and where Moses split the Red Sea. Then, the religious era - where Jesus was born, baptized and the last supper. Next is Petra, as well as a glimpse of the traditional uniforms of the area s different tribes. After that, the Islamic era is represented, and then the history of Jordan itself. From this point on, all of the sculptures are motorized. This part takes you into a different era; basically, it shows you what the Bedouin life was like. Then, the Great Arab Revolt is represented, and after that, the Hashemite section, which shows the army, it s different rankings and the tools and weapons they used in that time. Once you finish the historical part, you transition into a big traditional village. It s modeled to actually feel like a real village. You walk through it and see moving sculptures of all of the people doing the jobs of the old days such as pottery making , the barber, the blacksmith, everything. You walk through the narrow streets and the village s alleyways and you live the life of Bilad al Sham. Everything is motorized, so you can walk into a cafe and find people smoking hookah and listening to music. You walk in the mosque and see children reading the Quran. There are glassblowers, someone baking, someone making rugs and carpets; all of these sculptures of people are life-sized. You move through a scene that is two or three stories high, with more people out above you on balconies. You are walking into the village as if they are living there now, with all the fine details.
Where you can find people making mosaics, carpets and furniture, which you can buy. We focus on hiring local people with special needs; we want to give the opportunity to anyone who is disabled and has a talent to work, while at the same displaying their crafts in our handicrafts section. There, you can shop from our handmade products.
In an area of the museum, we ve created a space where the biggest mosaic mural in the world is going to be created. It will be 30 by 6 meters and will depict the King s Highway, taking you as though you re driving from the most southern part to the most northern part of Jordan. It s not a map; it s more like a Google Map. As you drive along the King s Highway, you pass all of the historic sites of Jordan, all of which will be depicted in the mosaics.
HRH Princess Sumaya put the first cornerstone, and it s going to take about three million stones, and about two years, to be finished. All visitors to the museum will have the chance to participate and put a stone, and at the end, it will go in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest mosaic and the one with the most participants in its creation. All proceeds raised in this project will go towards the preservation of Madaba s heritage.