Colonnaded Street of Petra

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Carole Raddato
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published on 18 April 2024
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The colonnaded street of Petra (Jordan) marked the centre of the ancient city. A double row of columns lined the 6m-wide carriageway, and covered porticoes gave access to commercial shops on its south side. At the end of the colonnaded street, a monumental triple-arched gate marked the access to the sacred open precinct of the Qasr al-Bint. The colonnaded street was built around 106 CE during the Roman occupation.

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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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