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Byzantine Church

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 03/07/2016

Fodor's Review

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 the severe earthquake of 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, Ma’an, Jordan

Published 03/07/2016

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