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Petra Sights

Byzantine Church

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 05/20/2013

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Richly decorated with mosaics in the characteristic style of the period, this church (discovered by the American archaeologist Kenneth Russell, and excavated in the 1990s) appears to have been destroyed by fire soon after its construction, perhaps in a severe earthquake that took place in AD 551. The remains, including a spectacular mosaic floor, have undergone only partial conservation. One hundred and forty papyrus scrolls were found here.

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Petra, Jordan

Updated 05/20/2013

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