Photographer's Note

This is a different view from the Ed Deir monastery I presented you. I found interesting to show it from below to enhance the amazing carving work in the white-yellow sandstone.

This Nabatean building is 43m high and 44m wide and it was built during the IInd century BC. It was not a Monastery originally but something like a tomb or a religious sanctuary even if scientists are not really sure yet. It did became a Monastery during the Byzantin era in the Vth century AD.

Not only the building offers a breathtaking present for those who are ready to climb the 850 steps to reach the building under the hot sun but another reward is waiting for them. Indeed, if you walk a bit away from the building, you will reach some amazing panorama spots on the Wadi Araba below, a beautiful desert which is spreading very far to the south.

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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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