Getting a closer view
Captured by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV, or drone), this image shows an overhead view of the large, rectangular stone platform recently detected at Petra, and the smaller rectangular structure it contained within its boundaries.
Measurements and details
Seen from above
On the ground
Christopher Tuttle, an archaeologist at Brown University and co-author of the article describing the find at Petra, is pictured standing at the southwest corner of the interior, smaller platform, looking north.
Exposing the past
Archaeologist Christopher Tuttle, who co-authored the article describing the Petra platform, investigated the doorsill of the small building on the platform; this view is facing southwest.