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PETRA
 
Arriving at Petra
 
The Walk Into Petra
 
The Siq
 
The Small Siq
 
Treasury
 
Street of Facades
 
Water Works
 
The Theater
 
The Royal Tombs
 
High Place
 
Colonnade Street
 
Great Temple
 
Temple of Al Uzza
 
Temple of Dushares
 
The Museum 
 
The Dier 
 
Al Habis
 
Um Al-Biera
 
Jebal Haroun
 
City of Board Games
 
Snake Monument
 
Sabara Suburb
 
City Walls/Map
 
Al Beidha
 
Al Beidha Village
 
Churches
 
Kubtha High Place
 
Wadi Nmeir 
 
Small Delights
 
The Bedul
 
Petra Today 
 
Petra Park
 
Is Petra the
Holy City of Islam?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 PETRA: The Churches
Petra boasts an amazing number of churches. Many old tombs were turned into churches or cathedrals, and many tombs later had crosses inscribed into their walls. Along with this, there are three churches built almost side by side. The Christian era at Petra came during the 3rd and 4th centuries, when many of the Nabataean people had emigrated elsewhere.
 
Urn Tomb Cathedral

 Urn Tomb

Urn Tomb Main Door

Inside

Inscription

Beutiful Rock
 The inscription above records the consecration of the tomb as a church by Bishop Jason. Dates to 447 A.D. You can learn more by clicking here.
Main Church

Moasic floor
In 1990 Kenneth W. Russell discovered the remains of a Byzantine era church on the north slope of the Colonnade Street. The church contained mosaic floors, marble screens, side rooms, a baptismal tank, and a room full of burnt scrolls, now known as the Petra Scrolls.
 Ancient Cross

These scrolls were taken to the American Center for Oriental Research in Amman, and after careful examination were translated.

 

 

Blue Church

Blue Church restored

 

Located just above the main church is the blue church, named after it's impressive columns.

 Looking down on the churches  
Red Church

Red Church
 The Red Church is located above the blue church and crowns the top of the hill. Behind the Red Church the city walls would have protected the city from invasion from the north.
Christian Tombs
 .  To the north of Petra, a number of tombs with crosses in them suggests that this was originally a Nabataean Christian burial site
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