Little Petra Jordan Architecture - Eric Girouard Photography
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Sculpted columned chamber and cave-house of Little Petra

Columned chamber 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.

The chamber, which isn't any decorated or carved inside, is fronted by two standing columns in antis (a row of columns that is set in a line across an entrance, between two pilasters or corner posts).

Below the main chamber is a cave house, with three rooms. One room has recessed shelves in the walls.

The columned chamber may have been a memorial cult site, with the house below serving as a residence for whomever was responsible for the rites.

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