Temenos Gate in Petra


Carole Raddato
published on 18 April 2024
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The Temenos Gate in Petra (Jordan) is a monumental triple-arched gate erected at the western end of the colonnaded street. It marked the access to the sacred open precinct of the Qasr Al Bint. The 17-meter-high Temenos Gate originally had arches over the three passages, huge wooden doors and side towers. It was probably built in the first half of the 2nd century CE during the reign of the Roman emperor Trajan (r. 98-117 CE) or Hadrian (r. 117-138 CE).

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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