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The Monastery Petra

Another angle of the Ad Deir or "The Monastery”, carved out of rock in the ancient Jordanian city of Petra. You can just make out the small figure approaching the main entrance door. 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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