Christian Tombs

The Ancient City

Many of these caves are marked with crosses, leading to the assumption that they may have been used for Christian burial.

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1. Dorotheos' House

0.37 MILES

Referring to a complex of ruined houses, rather than just one, this set of ruins earned its name from the Greek inscription on the triclinium. The…

2. Sextius Florentinus Tomb

0.47 MILES

A few hundred metres around the hill from the Royal Tombs is the seldom-visited Sextius Florentinus Tomb, built from AD 126 to 130 for a Roman governor of…

3. Turkmaniya Tomb

0.54 MILES

With the bottom half of the facade missing, this tomb is remarkable for the Nabataean inscription it bears – the longest yet found in Petra.

4. Palace Tomb

0.68 MILES

The delightful three-storey imitation of a Roman or Hellenistic palace, known as the Palace Tomb, is distinctive among the Royal Tombs for its rock-hewn…

5. Corinthian Tomb

0.72 MILES

The badly damaged Corinthian Tomb is something of a hybrid, with Hellenistic decorative features on the upper level and a Nabataean portico on the lower…

6. Blue Church

0.73 MILES

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

7. Petra Church

0.74 MILES

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…

8. Cistern

0.76 MILES

Hilltop Nabataean cistern with wonderful views of the Theatre.