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Church of SS Lot and Procopius

The church is dedicated to early Christian martyrs, the patriarch Lot, and Procopios from Caesarea. Dated to A.D. 557, during the time of Bishop John of Madaba, it has the plan of a basilica with a central nave and two aisles, separated from the nave by three pillars.

The floor was paved with mosaics almost in its entirety, with the central carpet divided into two areas framed by ornamental borders. The Eastern field shows a dynamic vine scroll composition with pastoral, hunting, and wine making scenes. The Western panel is square, with four trees diagonally centered, and pairs of animals between them. Nilotic scenes and animals can be found in the inter-columnar spaces positioned to be observed from the nave.

© Photo, text: Binder & Haupt

Khirbet al-Mukhayyat

Site of the ancient town of Nebo with Byzantine churches, and one of the finest mosaics in Jordan, with daily life depictions, including wine making.

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