Byzantine Church

  • Address: Wadi Musa, Jordan, Amman
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids

The Byzantine Church- Petra is known for its absolutely stunning architecture and the beautiful mosaic floors which is said to have been discovered in 1990 and excavated between 1992 and 1998. The Church has a tripartite basilica with 3 inscribed apses and 3 corresponding entrances and was perhaps built towards the last half of the fifth century. Byzantine Church- Petra’s preserved mosaic floor is sheltered under a ceiling and consists of beautiful illustrations. Most of these images fall inside circular medallions and represent birds, humans, animals, vegetable produce, vessels and more along with the personifications of four seasons, earth, wisdom and the ocean.

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  • Byzantine Church Address: Wadi Musa, Jordan, Amman
  • Byzantine Church Price: Free
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  • 0.92% of people who visit Amman include Byzantine Church in their plan

  • 33.33% of people start their Byzantine Church visit around 1 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Byzantine Church

Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Byzantine Church

People normally club together Wadi Rum and Qasr Al-abd while planning their visit to Byzantine Church.

People also prefer to start their day with Byzantine Church.

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  • Right now, this Byzantine-era church is under active restoration and also covered by a huge metal canopy for protection. There are some beautiful mosaics on the floor. The views of the colonnaded street (Great Temple etc) and Royal Tombs from here are panoramic and very good.

  • This is the main church of the complex comprising the Petra Church, the Blue Church and the Ridge Church. The Petra Church has a tripartite basilica measuring 26 x 15 meters with three inscribed apses and three corresponding entrances. It was probably built in the last half of the fifth century AD. The church’s preserved mosaic floor, sheltered under a protecting ceiling, has beautiful illustrations. Many of these images lie inside circular medallions and depict animals, birds, humans, vegetable produce, and vessels, as well as personifications of the four seasons, the ocean, earth and wisdom. This complex of three churches was built over earlier Nabatean buildings and tombs, which remained in use throughout the Roman period before Christianity became dominant in Petra in the fifth century AD, at which time some buildings and tombs were converted to churches. The carved figures found inside the Petra Church, for example, are Nabatean, suggesting that these may have been recovered from an earlier temple.

  • The icon figures mosaic floor tiles were well preserved under the rubble from earlier fire and earthquake damage. Work in progress continues by archaeologists and still requires sponsors to continue restoration tasks,

  • Words can't describe this place. You gotta do it.

  • Great mosaic on the ground. You can see a baptism chamber in the rear. Good restoration.

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