Ad-Dayr, "The Monastery"

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Deeply carved into a cliff face of the Jabal Ad-Dayr, the facade knows as "The Monastery" (85 BC - 110 AD) is one of the largest monument in Petra, measuring 47 m. wide by 51 m. high. It was built on the model of the Treasure but here the bas reliefs are replced by niches to house sculptures. It was probably used as a biclinium for the meetings of religious associations and many rituals may have been conducted here.

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Comments (172)

Cornleo on January 31, 2014

Wonderful monastery, LIKE and many greetings Agathe

Konjuh 108 on February 2, 2014

Beautiful building. Fav + Like

Klaus Richter on February 5, 2014

Amazing place, excellent photo!
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Best wishes from Cologne, Klaus

cezary68 on February 7, 2014

NICE PHOTO L+F

Gori Bau on February 7, 2014

Thanks for visit and kind comment to diluted88, Slavko, Agathe, Klaus and cezary68 ... dear friends, you are always welcome in my gallery => best regards from Italy, Fabrizio.

barbarosakpinar on February 14, 2014

Nice shot . Greetings , Barbaros

Petra ??

Lindissima.

L

Giancarlo Amadio on May 2, 2014

Bellissima immagine e stupendo sito. Ciao Fabrizio, buona giornata. LIKE! + FAV! Gianni.

Jarda_M on August 26, 2014

Interesting place, nice photo. L137
Thank you for your visit, Jarda_M

Bernard Chollet-Rica… on August 26, 2014

Very interesting shot. L138

Greetings, Bernard

Mircea_RAICU on August 27, 2014

Remarkable indeed , YsL !
Kind regards , Mircea R.


Gori Bau on August 27, 2014

Thanks for visit and kind comment to Barbaros, Morgana, Gianni, Jarda_M, Bernard and Mircea ... dear friends, you are always welcome in my gallery => best regards from Italy, Fabrizio.

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Gori Bau
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  • Uploaded on October 6, 2012
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike
    by Gori Bau
    • Camera: SAMSUNG WB650 / VLUU WB650 / SAMSUNG WB660
    • Taken on 2012/09/12 06:25:47
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 3.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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