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The Monastery- Petra - Jordan

The Monastery at Petra is one of the largest monuments in Petra, measuring 47m (154.2 feet) by 48.3m (158.5 feet) high and dates to the early 2nd century AD, during the reign of King Rabel II in honor of King Obodas I.[3]

Built along the same model of the Khazneh ([Treasury]), Al Dayr differs as the the bas-reliefs are replaced by niches to house sculptures.

Its columned portico extends in the front of the facade. The interior is occupied by two side benches and an alter against the rear wall.

To the left of the structure is a path in which one can - at extreme risk - reach the urn that adorns at the center-top of the Monastery.

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