The Great Temple, Petra - Wadi Musa

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  • The Nabateans built this major colonnaded complex in the 1st century BC. It stood 60 ft (18 m) high in its glory days before it was badly damaged by an earthquake. It likely had a multitude of uses...  more »
  • Unfortunately it is all ruined, yet you can simply go by it just before you reach the Basilica so you can't miss it  more »
  • The great temple is another of the great sites as you walk up from the Treasury building further into Petra. This is in the area of the ‘town centre’.  more »
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  • The Great Temple is the biggest free standing site in the city of Petra. And, this is it's only highlight. It's nothing special compared to the rest of the sites.
  • How many times can you use the word amazing in Petra.
  • There's nothing great about the Great Temple as of today - it's a bunch of broken columns, fallen pillars and worn stone steps around a reconstructed paved stone floor. Once upon a time, this apparently was a grand temple with tall columns, huge painted walls and big statues. There's active archeological work going on here (some parts are cordoned off) and this site may yield big things in future. The views of this place and the colonnaded street from the top of the Treasury Viewpoint trek are amazing.
  • Awesome and historical place.
  • Simply incredible.

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