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Documentary Film based on Gibson's book: Qur'anic Geography


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Arriving at Petra
The Walk Into Petra
The Siq
The Small Siq
Street of Facades
Water Works
The Theater
The Royal Tombs
High Place
Colonnade Street
Great Temple
Temple of Al Uzza
Temple of Dushares
The Museum 
The Dier 
Al Habis
Um Al-Biera
Jebal Haroun
City of Board Games
Snake Monument
Sabara Suburb
City Walls/Map
Al Beidha
Al Beidha Village
Kubtha High Place
Wadi Nmeir 
Small Delights
The Bedul
Petra Today 
Petra Park

 PETRA: The Colonnade Street

View from Habis
 The Colonnade Street runs through the center of Petra, with many unexcavated sites on either side.
 riding downthe street The Colonnade Street is in ruins, badly damaged by frequent flash floods in the last thousand years. Today dams protect the city of Petra from flooding, and it is possible to walk down the ancient flagstones once again.


Arch Reconstruction
 The Gate

Above: Arch Reconstruction

Left: Looking through the triumphal arch on the Colonnade Street towards the Palace Tomb on the far side of the valley.

riding camels Yes, there are also camels to ride in Petra. Camels rides usually travel between the Treasury and the restaurant in the center of the city.

A reconstruction of the Colonnade Street
 Left: A reconstruction of the Colonnade Street.


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