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Nabatean Sites

Below is an illustrated index of the 4 Nabatean sites profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.



  • Great Temple
    Petra, Jordan
    This temple ruin in the city center is one of the largest structures in Petra. It was built in the late 1st century BC and is still being excavated.
  • The Monastery
    Petra, Jordan
    Misleadingly named based on crosses scratched on the wall, this is a huge, rock-carved Nabatean temple built around the 1st century BC.
  • The Siq
    Petra, Jordan
    Visitors to Petra begin their exploration with a walk (or donkey ride) through this dramatic sandstone canyon dotted with Nabatean carvings and monuments like the Obelisk Tomb.
  • The Treasury
    Petra, Jordan
    Believed by the Bedouin to contain a pharaoh's treasure, the Treasury is a beautiful Nabatean temple carved entirely out of the living rock.