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Umm Ar-Rasas

umm er rasasUmm Ar-Rasas (Arabic: “Mother of the bronze”) was a military base in Roman and Byzantine times. It’s famous finds are detailed mosaic floors of ancient Churches built around the army camp, namely of St. Stephan church, dating to 785 CE.

In 2004 it was recognised as a “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO. 


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