"Qasr al-Bint Firaun" Qasr al Bint Tip by freya_heaven

Qasr al Bint, Petra: 11 reviews and 16 photos

  Qasr al-Bint Firaun
by freya_heaven

Qasr al-Bint Firaun is Nebataean and dates from around 30BC, and is Petra's only Nabataean free standing building.

Qsar al-Bint, means "Castle of the Pharos Daughter" in the Bedeu language. It is also known as the Temple of Dushara, after the god Dushara who was worshipped there. It is thought that this free standing building was the Nabataeans main place of worship.

Legend goes a Nabataean Princess professed the "any man who could supply running water to Qsar al-Bint Fariun, she would marry".....................No man ever did.


At the other end of the Market Place, before you go off on the long walk to the Monastery

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  • Updated Nov 11, 2004
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