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Carved in Stone: The Ancient City of Petra (Photos)

Palace Tomb

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The Palace Tomb, located to the north of the Corinthian tomb, measures about 161 feet (49 meters) wide and 151 feet (46 meters) high. The lower part consists of 12 decorated columns and four gates, and above the threshold lie 18 pillars.

The Colonnaded Street

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This broad avenue represents an original Nabatean creation, later refurbished during the period of Roman occupation. It would have been one of the principal shopping streets of ancient Petra. The street was rebuilt in 106 B.C., with a width of approximately 20 feet (6 meters).

The Monastery

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The Monastery is one of the largest monuments in Petra, measuring 154 feet (47 meters) wide by 157 feet (48 meters) high. It was likely a Nabatean temple, and dates to the early 2nd century A.D.

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