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Church of Saint Paul

The roof, covered with stone slabs on the lateral naves and tiles on the central nave, was supported by two series of wide arches. Part of the church, when still standing and after being abandoned, was used as a dwelling place.

At the eastern end of the two side aisles a step delimits a small room on each side, in which a semicircular niche is built into the wall.

The floor of the nave and apse was covered with mosaics. The "twelfth indiction" which can be read in the inscription along the step of the presbytery relates to the years 578 or 593. In the context of the other mosaics of Kastron Mefa'a, the earlier date is more likely.


© Photo: Haupt & Binder
Groundplan: Department of Antiquities (DoA), Jordan

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