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"Colonnaded Walk" Colonnaded Street Tip by leffe3

Colonnaded Street, Petra: 10 reviews and 21 photos

From the King's Wall, next on the agenda is the heart of Old Petra. Walk down the Colonnaded Walk - Petra's main thoroughfare. Little remains of the columns, although these were added in Roman times approximately 100 AD. During Nabatean times, the 'walk' was certainly paved, but there are no remains to indicate what it was like.

Here, the old heart of Petra, was to be found two massive temples, the market place, the Nymphaneum and the forum. Walking from the King's Wall, the Great Temple and the Nymphaneum are the first two ruins you come across, sitting opposite each other. Only foundations remain of the Nymphaneum. Little more of the Great Temple remains, but it is currented being excavated by a team from Browns University. With the exception of the foundations and pieces of columns, little remains of the temple. But its upper platform provides great views across the valley floor.

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  • Updated Sep 22, 2006
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