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  • The Great Temple – Witness The Largest Freestanding Building In Petra

    8. December 2009

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    The Great Temple – Witness The Largest Freestanding Building In Petra
    The great temple is a two-storey building which is supposed as the largest buildings among the Nabatean. It is located in Petra in Jordan. The temple was been constructed in the late first century BC. The site was discovered by the archeologists of Brown University in the year 1992. The archaeologists are still excavating the site. History: The archeologists studied the fragments that were found at the site. After a careful study they came to a conclusion that the temple was been constructed in the late first century BC. Also it is believed that the temple was further developed in the early first century AD. The temple was in use up to the Byzantine period that is up to the fifth century. As the name suggest the structure is understood as a temple model and most probably dedicated  [...]

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    Petra Church – The Pink City’s Wonderful Church

    8. December 2009

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    Petra Church – The Pink City’s Wonderful Church
    The Petra church is quite a convoluted church. The church is located in the old city of Petra. The temple of Winged Lions is located very close to the Petra Church. The distance among them is hardly few hundred meters. It is positioned on the colonnaded street. History: It is believed that the church was originally constructed in 450 AD. It is stated that the church is constructed over the Roman and Nabataean remnants. It was a very important church during the 5th and 6th century AD. An earthquake took place near the church in 363 AD. It is described as the major reason for the decline of Petra. The church had a single apse when it for constructed in 450 AD. The church had only one entrance gate. In the southern passageway the Mosaic of season is been placed. The church was earlier  [...]

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