Byzantine Church Pulpit from Petra

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 15 February 2019
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Byzantine Church Pulpit from Petra

This pulpit was found broken into pieces at its original location in the "Blue Chapel", on the northern ridge of the Petra city center. Petra was a "Bishopric See" during the Byzantine period. The pulpit was hexagonal in form, supported by 6 colonettes on a limestone base and accessed by steps. Its marble is not local to Jordan; most probably it was imported, in worked panels, from Turkey and then assembled on location at the chapel. Byzantine period, 6th century CE. From Petra, Jordan. (The Jordan Museum, Amman, Jordan).

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, February 15). Byzantine Church Pulpit from Petra. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10110/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Byzantine Church Pulpit from Petra." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 15, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10110/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Byzantine Church Pulpit from Petra." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 15 Feb 2019. Web. 31 Mar 2020.

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