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    The Great Temple – Witness The Largest Freestanding Building In Petra

    Tuesday, December 8, 2009

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    The Great Temple – Witness The Largest Freestanding Building In Petra
    The great temple is a two-storey building which is supposed as the largest buildings among the Nabatean. It is located in Petra in Jordan. The temple was been constructed in the late first century BC. The site was discovered by the archeologists of Brown University in the year 1992. The archaeologists are still excavating the site. History: The archeologists studied the fragments that were found at the site. After a careful study they came to a conclusion that the temple was been constructed in the late first century BC. Also it is believed that the temple was further developed in the early first century AD. The temple was in use up to the Byzantine period that is up to the fifth century. As the name suggest the structure is understood as a temple model and most probably dedicated  [...]

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