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Byzantine Church, Petra - Wadi Musa

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Admire the ancient remains of Byzantine Church, a fifth-century church and part of the World Heritage Site of Petra, known for its mosaic floors. The church was built in 450 AD during the Byzantine rule of Petra, on the foundations of Roman and Nabatean ruins. Extensively damaged by a number of earthquakes and a fire, the church’s best-preserved structure remains its pavement, adorned with mosaics that depict a variety of animals, human figures, and geometric designs. Using our world travel planner, Petra - Wadi Musa attractions like Byzantine Church can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Without saying that it is part of the Royal tombs. It is certainly the biggest of them all, it contains a huge patio and its main Chamber by 18 Ms 17 Ms, make it impressive. It is believed that it was excavated around the 7th year after Christ. Was modified in the middle of the s in order to convert it in a church Byzantine. In its interior can admire a collection of mosaics that you will surprise by its quality and State of conservation, likewise, can display a map of the time of Jesus. It is one of the treasures that brings this unique city.
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  • An ancient Nabataean structure converted into a church in Byzantine times with adding columns and mosaic floor decoration. The mosaics are quite well preserved with medallions with human figures, plants and animals. Apart from the architectural aspect is important because it shows the persistence of Nabataean culture in the Byzantine period.
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  • A high on the right, as it goes to the way monastery and protected by a striking white cover, are the remains of a Byzantine basilica. Excellent mosaics that worth a visit while we are overwhelmed by the Nabatean monuments.
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  • As the title says this was a Byzantine church. Knowing that is is very crazy because that means Petra was used by many people from different times. It is nice to see how the architecture differed a bit. The main hilight of this sight is the mosaic floors. They are very well kept and a must see to compare the different eras of Petra. This location is a bit hidden and is off the main path, but when you see a white tent as you walk towards the museum that is it.
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