Little Petra Jordan Architecture - Eric Girouard Photography
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Facade of a mausoleum in Little Petra

Facade of a mausoleum in Little Petra, Ma'an, Jordan.

Steps and doorway sculpted in a Greco-Roman style in a cliff in the ancient Nabataean city of Siq Al Barid (Little Petra) situated in the Ma'an governorate of Jordan, near the city of Wadi Musa.

This mausoleum is set above a short flight of stairs near the entrance of the siq (canyon). Above the entrance is an arched pediment with raised disks in the metopes. The monument also has a triangular pediment with urn finial resting on two engaged horned columns.

The facade is dated to in between the first century BCE to the first century CE.

Al BaydhaAl BeidaarchitectureAsiabuildingedificeEnvironmentHashemite Kingdom of JordanJordanLittle PetraMa'an GovernorateMiddle EastNatureSiq Al BaridStonearchitecturalbuilding materialbuilding materialscanyonconstruction materialdesertedificesenvironmentalismlandmausoleumoutdoorsplace of worshipreligious buildingruinscenerystructurestempletombverticals