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 site was thought to be a former royal palace but is now an unrecognisable ruin.

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1. Temple of the Winged Lions

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The recently excavated Temple of the Winged Lions, built around AD 27, is named after the carved lions that once topped the capitals of each of the…

2. 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…

3. 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…

4. 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.

5. 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 …

6. 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…

7. Middle Market

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It is likely that the shops of the upper market would have continued along this portion of the Colonnaded Street.