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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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  • if you are there already, you should take the extra 20 minutes to see the Byzantine Church. The mosaics are amazingly well preserved. 
  • The Byzantine church is located north of the Colonnade Street and east of the Winged temple. It was a large Christian church dating from the 6 Century AD. All that remains are the floors, half walls a...  more »
  • Another great site among many in Petra. How they managed to cut such designs out of the living rock is unbelieveable. 
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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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