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Byzantine Church

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 04/11/2017

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; 140 papyrus scrolls were found here.

Sight Information

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Petra, Ma’an, Jordan

Website: visitpetra.jo

Published 04/11/2017

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