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mosaic floor 3

mosaic floor 3

Umm al-Rasas

Um Rasas is mentioned in the Bible as Mephaath, a Roman military outpost. The site has the remains of four churches including St. Stephen’s, inside which are some exquisite floor mosaics dating to 785 AD - after the coming of Islam. The church seems to have been built on top of another Church dedicated to Sergius in the 6th century.