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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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  • We were not expecting this inside the main site. The mosaics are still being worked on but the area is covered and allows some relief from the sun!! 
  • On a hot day siting on the cool steps of the church away from the main track was a welcome break. What I really liked was how it still had the feel of a church and the visitors spoke in hushed tones -...  more »
  • Some of the best Mosaics we have seen in Jordan. Many of them had been restored and a beautiful canopy over the top to get you out of the sun for a while. Beautiful breeze while inside next to the alt...  more »
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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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