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Ad-Deir Petra

This shot is a scanned negative from back in early 2001 of Ad Deir or "The Monastery”, carved out of rock in the ancient Jordanian city of Petra. Architecturally an example of the Nabatean Classical style it was carved into the side of the mountain in the 3rd Century BC. At 50m (164ft) wide and 45m (148ft) high it is one of the largest structures in Petra with the main door itself being 8m (26ft) high. Petra, known to the ancient Nabataeans as Raqmu, lies on the slope of Jebel al-Madhbah. Jordan.

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