Photographer's Note

This is the Ed Eir monastery, one of the numerous Nabatean architectural masterpieces you can discover in Petra. This one is located on the far side of the place once you walked several kilometres in the dust and climbed the 850 steps carved in the red cliffs. I guess no one had never regretted the sweat to discover such a beautiful building.

The view on this part of the site is really different from the other parts of the site since you can access to the desert landscape and different Djebels around.

Erected sometimes in the IIth century BC by the Nabatean civilization, it is quite similar to the Kezneh I already showed you, ie a mix of Greek, Egyptian and Roman architecture carved in the yellow-white sandstone. It is also called the Monastery since the Byzantin civilization turned it into a Monastery in the Vth century AD. It is 43m high and 44m wide. The urne only on the top of the building is 9m high !!!

Cropped, USM applied.

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Additional Photos by Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 551 W: 273 N: 1552] (9271)
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