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Little Petra, Siq al-Barid, Wadi Musa, Jordan. | by ER's Eyes - Our planet is beautiful.
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Little Petra, Siq al-Barid, Wadi Musa, Jordan.

The canyon widens after 400 metres (1,300 ft). In this open area many of the sandstone walls have had openings carved into them; they were used as dwellings. On the south face is a colonnaded triclinium with a projecting pedimented portico that archaeologists believe was used as a temple, though they know very little about it.

 

The canyon then narrows again for another 50 m (150 ft), leading to another, smaller open area. The carved openings are even more numerous here, including four large triclinia. Archaeologists believe these spaces could have been used to entertain visiting merchants.

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Taken on October 19, 2018