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Amazingly, the ruins of this 6th or 8th century church were not discovered until the 1990s.
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ruins of a church being restored as we visited. Very impressive ground mosaics is the highlight of this site. Worth small climb up the hill from the main trail.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 30 June 2019

We almost missed this because it wasn't pointed out by our tour guide and is covered by a white canopy that seemed out of place (like it was covering an office or work space of some kind, not a typical sight). I'm so glad a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 7 May 2019

If you can spend two or three FULL days in Petra, it will worth your time visiting it. If you are on a rush to see as much as you can fast, stay on the red main route. It is good but not a must,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MarketBlade
Reviewed 13 April 2019

I'm not sure if it's about that, because the picture clearly shows something else, but there are remains of two churches in Petra. One of them has preserved mosaic, including one with a partly naked woman, which I found surprising. It is covered with a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MathiasS75
Reviewed 11 April 2019

There is nothing much left, just some pieces of mosaics and some pieces of columns. Was nice to see the intricate details engraved on the stones.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2019

With the spread of christianity, tombs in Petra were converted. In to churches! Go figure... You climb steps to discover an interior the same as many tombs you've seen at the lower levels.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 18 March 2019

This old byzantine church is not the oldest and maybe thereby good preserved. Inside are some wonderful old mosaics.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jo-schops
Reviewed 11 March 2019

On the surface its plain, but look and think about it and you can get a concept of the achievement and imagining of how who and what went on there.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chris N
Reviewed 10 March 2019

The fact that anything exists at all in this arid rocky place is incredible. Even more so that subsequent peoples and religions flourished hers

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank michaelc143
Reviewed 21 February 2019

Be sure to go inside the church to see the interior. The mosaics are impressive (I think the picture with this site is incorrect--this is a free-standing area--not rock carved).

Date of experience: February 2019
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