"Petra- High St" Petra Tip by mad4travel

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  High St Petra
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In the middle of the complex is a later Roman High St and commercial buildings.

Only a short stretch remains of the 6 meter wide paved road, which was constructed shortly after the Romans took over of Petra to replace an earlier Nabataean track.

The hillsides on both sides of the street would at the time have been covered with buildings serving a variety of purposes.

There is a temple at the end of the street .The temple is at present under excavation, but it has already been established that it was built around 27 AD and was probably dedicated to the main Nabataean Goddess Al-Uzza, the consort of the Chief God, Dushara.

The Colonnaded Street ends at the Arched Gate, probably built in the 2nd century AD, after the completion of the street, to act as a ceremonial entrance to the sacred precinct of a Temple.

Address: Wadi Musa
Website: http://nabataea.net/colstreet.html

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  • Updated Mar 2, 2005
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