Row of arches in the Church of St Paul, Byzantine period, which is named after a graffito carved on one of its roof tiles, 'St Paul, save the Blues and Papiona of George, the lector. Amen', Umm ar-Rasas, Amman, Jordan. Umm ar-Rasas is a rectangular walled city which grew from a Roman military camp in the Jordanian desert. Its remains date from the Roman, Byzantine and Umayyad periods (3rd - 9th centuries), including 16 churches with mosaic floors. Excavations began in 1986, although most of the site remains unexplored. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Row of arches in the Church of St Paul, Byzantine period, which is named after a graffito carved on one of its roof tiles, 'St Paul, save the Blues and Papiona of George, the lector. Amen', Umm ar-Rasas, Amman, Jordan. Umm ar-Rasas is a rectangular walled city which grew from a Roman military camp in the Jordanian desert. Its remains date from the Roman, Byzantine and Umayyad periods (3rd - 9th centuries), including 16 churches with mosaic floors. Excavations began in 1986, although most of...
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