Petra was created by the Nabataeans and eventually absorbed into the Roman Empire.


Temple/tomb called the "Law Court" at Petra, Jordan.

Colonaded street leading to Qasr Bint in the distance.

Qasr al-Bint at Petra, Jordan.

Qasr al Bint at Petra, Jordan.

"Arabia" in the 4th line of a Latin inscription in the Petra museum, Jordan.

Corinthiain capital at the Treasury in the Petra Museum, Jordan

Damaged Corinthiain capital in the Petra Museum, Jordan

Sculpted head of a goddess/woman in the Petra Museum, Jordan.

Fragment of a Nabataean inscription from the Temple of the Winged Lions; the text mentions offerings of gold, silver and copper made in the 37th year of King Aretas (approximately AD 27). Terra cotta figurines found in the temple have been identified as Isis and Osiris. It has been suggested that this temple was to the Arabian deitie al-'Uzza and Dushara; they were synchronized with Isis and Osiris.

Incense burner in the Petra Museum, Jordan.

Nabataean fineware in the Petra Museum, Jordan.

Sherds of ribbed glass bowls from the Early Roman Period in the Petra Museum, Jordan.

Piriform shaped pottery unquentarium for perfumes and precious oil from the Temple of the Winged Lions - dated to first century BC; on display in the Petra Museum, Jordan.

Moldmade clay oil lamp on display in the Petra Museum, Jordan.

Moldmade clay oil lamp on display in the Petra Museum, Jordan.

Moldmade clay oil lamp on display in the Petra Museum, Jordan.

Molmade clay oil lamp in the Petra Museum, Jordan.

Two moldmade clay oil lamps in the Petra Museum, Jordan.

Moldmade clay oil lamp in the Petra Museum, Jordan

Broken terra cotta figurine of a woman/goddess in the Petra Museum, Jordan

Broken terra cotta figurine of a seated goddess in the Petra Museum, Jordan

Broken terra cotta figurine of al-Uzza/Aphrodite in the Petra Museum, Jordan

Broken terra cotta figurines of horses (1st - 2nd century AD) in the Petra Museum, Jordan

Broken terra cotta figurines of two ducks (1st - 2nd century AD) in the Petra Museum, Jordan

Marble bust of Marcus Aurelius (AD 161 - 180) found in 2004 by the French archaeological mission excavating at Qasr al Bind in Petra.

Monumental gateway in Petra, Jordan.

Raised relief of an archer in the monumental gateway at Petra, Jordan.

Professor Michael Fuller during a brief beardless phase during 2010 in Petra, Jordan.

AIA tour group in the Treasury at Petra during 2010.

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