Qasr al-Bint is the best preserved brick, free-standing building in the Rock city of Petra. It was built in the late first century AD. The name Qasr al-Bint Fir'aun translates as the castle of the pharaoh's daughter. A Bedouin legend has it that an Egyptian pharaoh settled in Petra. This is how this fantasy name came about. In fact, Qasr al-Bint was not a castle, but the main religious temple of Petra. Probably it was Temple Dedicated to the main Nabatean god Dushara and al-Uzza-Aphrodite. In the second century AD, the Roman the temple complex and built a mighty gate at the end of the Colonnaded streetto demarcate the sacred area.
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