Byzantine Church

Byzantine Church, Petra - Wadi Musa

Byzantine Church
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Amazingly, the ruins of this 6th or 8th century church were not discovered until the 1990s.
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iWiebe
Utrecht, The Netherlands1,095 contributions
Dec 2019
Fine example of non cave buildings around the Petra complex. Built in the post Nabataean era and worth a slight detour from the main road.
Written November 17, 2020
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JimParkway
Toronto, Canada2,062 contributions
Feb 2020
This is slightly off the main road and often missed. The church is worth the hike. the courtyard, the inside with the excellent condition mosaic floor. Once outside, it gives a good view of the Great Temple across the street.
Written July 6, 2020
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX4,471 contributions
Jan 2020
The Byzantine Church, also known as the Petra Church, is one of three churches in Petra’s Church Complex. The Petra Church is believed to have been built in the second half of the fifth century. It’s worth the climb up the hill to see the well-preserved mosaics illustrating the seasons, animals, people, pottery, and plants. In my opinion, the mosaics are second only to Mount Nebo (the Madaba Mosaic Map is in a class of its own).
Written April 3, 2020
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Mohamed S
Alexandria, Egypt1,258 contributions
Apr 2019
A byzantine church from the late period of the decay of the city glory after roman invasion. This is one of the few places built rather than carved
Written March 31, 2020
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Brian M
Montrose, UK1,553 contributions
Mar 2020
Although this is a ruin you can still get a feel for what the church would have been like. The highlight here os course are the mosiacs.
Written March 5, 2020
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Bob M
Birmingham, UK1,491 contributions
Feb 2020
The ruins are interesting, particularly the mosaics -- fascinating reprentations of some animals (African, mosly).
Written February 21, 2020
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Jeremy C
Hinckley, UK849 contributions
Oct 2019
Not what you really expect to find in Petra and there is not a great deal of the building left standing, but it is worth the detour off the main road in order to see the excellent floor mosaics.
Written February 11, 2020
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Steven D
Sun City Center, FL943 contributions
Oct 2019
A must take on your travel to Petra.It is worth the climb to see the wonderful accomplishments that generations prior to ours were able to do.
Written January 31, 2020
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niksk001
Philadelphia, PA795 contributions
Dec 2019
Nice old Byzantine Church with beautiful mosaics, which would be a lot more impressive in nearly any place but Petra. IMHO, Petra belongs to the Nabatean culture, even thought it has artefacts created by others (Romans et al). Petra is the one and only, but similar churches could be seen/visited in several other places in the world. We just walked by, I would have not not made a special effort to visit the church.
Written January 21, 2020
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Nadina P
New York City, NY259 contributions
Nov 2019
As a city with millenia of history, Petra is loaded with relics for various cultures, though this is not necessarily well-known to those who know little about Petra. This applies to this amazing Byzantine Church, which is still under excavation. It always amazes me to see what has been unearth in Petra; when I visited in November 2019, one half of the church showed the mosiac tile floors that had been restore, and the other side had not been restored. It really put things in context...and reminded me of Petra's vast and diverse history well beyond its original architects.
Written January 10, 2020
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