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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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  • Loved visiting this ancient and charmingly beautiful site. There is so much history and so much to absorb. Photos in this location are well worth the hike.  more »
  • The remains of a Byzantine Church. Stunning mosaics have been preserved. Located slightly away from the main route, but it is worth to come and see.
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  • Slightly out of the way of the trail, a shed. And inside the hangar, the remains of a byzantine church with superb mosaics. They represent a real bestiary with a camel and camels, on the other hand, the busts of the seasons. Outside, a very small garden, with a few shrubs, a true haven of peace!
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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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