A good landmark and the lone surviving column of a Nabataean temple.
- Pharaun Column
- Nabataean & Roman Houses
One of the few traces of habitations so far discovered in Petra.
Hilltop Nabataean cistern with wonderful views of the Theatre.
- Roman Soldier’s Tomb
This elegant tomb was named after the statue over the door.
- Renaissance Tomb
This tomb has fine natural stone details.
- Moses' Spring
Moses' Spring is one of two possible locations in Jordan for the site where Moses supposedly struck the rock with his staff and water gushed forth to the…
- Upper Temenos
It is worth climbing to the upper part of the Great Temple to gain a sense of the enormity of a structure that would once have occupied 7000 sq m. It is…
- Al Wu’ira
Built by the Crusaders in AD 1116, Al Wu’ira was overrun by Muslim forces 73 years after construction. An impressive old bridge (previously a drawbridge)…
- Convent Group
This dense cluster of tombs makes a striking feature during a hike around Al Habis or along Wadi Siyagh. In spring they are often decorated with flowering…
- Snake Monument
This eroded stone pillar capped with a serpentine form appears to keep guard over the periphery of the Ancient City of Petra. It acts as a useful landmark…
- Lower Temenos
The lower section of the Great Temple, with its stepped enclosure, is thought to have been a sacred part of this major monument, the whole of which…
At the start of the Colonnaded Street, this public fountain was built in the 2nd century AD and fed by water channelled from the Siq. Little can be seen…
- Eagle Monument
Carved into a niche in a cliff near the entrance to the Siq is a beautiful eagle with outstretched wings. This bird is often depicted in ancient times as…
- Royal Palace
In making your way up to the Temple of Winged Lions, you might wonder what the old pile of stones opposite represents. Spread over a broad platform, this…
- Crusader Fort
At the summit of Al Habis are the limited remains of this fort built in AD 1116 by Baldwin I. The ruins are not impressive, but the views across the city…
Unexcavated tombs along the base of the eastern cliffs near the Edomite village lie off the beaten track making them a good place to explore in the…
- Unfinished Tomb
Offers a rare glimpse of the way the Nabataeans constructed their rock tombs, starting at the top on a platform of scaffolding and working their way down.
The temenos was the sacred courtyard of the Qasr Al Bint and separated the commercial area of the city from the sacred area of the temple.
- Upper Market
Shops would have lined the Colonnaded Street along the front side of this colossal and as yet unexcavated building.
- Mu'aisireh Tombs
Arranged above a fertile wadi with oleander fed by a natural spring, these tombs are notable for curved pediments.