8. Byzantine period Print


Discover Christian art and culture in Jordan. Visit the earliest Christian churches and discover Bethany beyond Jordan, where Jesus was baptized.

  • 1st day: Arrival. Guest speaker on archaeology of Jordan over night in Amman;
  • 2nd day: Amman Citadel (4th-7th centuries AD churches, Byzantine quartile), 6th- century Jabal Luwaibdeh church, 6th- century Swaifiyya church, 4th- century AD cave of the seven sleepers,  over night in Amman;
  • 3rd day: Rhab (more than 18 Byzantine churches including the earliest church in Jordan dated to the 3rd century AD), Umm al-Jimal (the Cathedral and the Barracks), over night in Amman;
  • 4th day: Jerash (more than 17 churches), Ajlun (mosaic floor of a 6th- century church, Mar Elias, Baptism site (Bethany beyond the Jordan), over night at the Dead Sea;
  • 5th day: Mt. Nebo (Moses memorial and other churches, Madaba (church of the map, Madaba Archaeological Park, Madaba Institute for Mosaic Art and Restoration, Church of Apostles), Rabbah's Cathedral (Ancient Aeropolis),  over night in Kerak;
  • 6th day: Ain Abata (St, Lot's monastery, Khirbet Sheikh Isa (Byzantine- Early Islamic town), Khirbet Faynan, Wadi Khalid copper mines, over night at Faynan Eco-Camp;
  • 7th day: Namalah road (Nabataean caravan rout), Petra, over night in Petra;
  • 8th day: Aqaba (Aqaba church, Byzantine defensive wall), over night in Aqaba;
  • 9th day: Departure.