Qasr al-Bint main temple of Petra Jordan

Qasr al-Bint main temple of Petra Jordan

The temple was dedicated to the main Nabatean god Dushara and al-Uzza-Aphrodite.

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Qasr al-Bint Castle Main Temple - Petra Jordan UNESCO World Heritage Site

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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Petra Development And Tourism Region Authority (oD), Locations in Petra. The Temple of Qasr Al-Bint. [online] Retrieved on April 24.04.2021, XNUMX, from URL:

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