Nabataean Baths

The Ancient City

Former bathhouse, now in ruins.

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1. Temenos Gateway

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Built in the 2nd century AD, the gateway originally had huge wooden doors and side towers. It marked the entrance to the temenos (sacred courtyard) of the…

2. Lower Temenos

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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…

3. Great Temple

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A major Nabataean temple of the 1st century BCE, this structure was badly damaged by an earthquake not long after it was built, but it remained in use …

4. Upper Temenos

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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…

5. Colonnaded Street

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Downhill from the Theatre, the Colonnaded Street marks the centre of the Ancient City. The street was built around AD 106 and follows the standard Roman…

6. Temenos

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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.

7. Upper Market

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Shops would have lined the Colonnaded Street along the front side of this colossal and as yet unexcavated building.

8. Pharaun Column

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A good landmark and the lone surviving column of a Nabataean temple.