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The remains of two Byzyntine churches can be seen on the north side, while a further church and a monastic building are found to the east.
When the Roman Empire converted to Christianity, Faynan became a bishopric and a center of pilgrimage to honor the martyrs who had died working as slaves in the mines for the Romans.
© Photo: Haupt & Binder
Informative photo tour: Ancient mines, Nabataean reservoir, Roman mill, Christian cemetery, Byzantine churches, and more.