Blue Church

The Ancient City

Commanding good views of the central portion of Petra, the remains of this ruined church have a stone floor.

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1. Petra Church

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An awning covers the remains of Petra Church (also known as the Byzantine Church). Inside the church are some exquisite Byzantine floor mosaics, some of…

2. Temple of the Winged Lions

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The recently excavated Temple of the Winged Lions, built around AD 27, is named after the carved lions that once topped the capitals of each of the…

3. Royal Palace

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In making your way up to the Temple of Winged Lions, you might wonder what the old pile of stones opposite represents. Spread over a broad platform, this…

4. Nymphaeum

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At the start of the Colonnaded Street, this public fountain was built in the 2nd century AD and fed by water channelled from the Siq. Little can be seen…

5. Middle Market

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It is likely that the shops of the upper market would have continued along this portion of the Colonnaded Street.

6. Colonnaded Street

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Downhill from the Theatre, the Colonnaded Street marks the centre of the Ancient City. The street was built around AD 106 and follows the standard Roman…

7. Upper Market

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Shops would have lined the Colonnaded Street along the front side of this colossal and as yet unexcavated building.