:: Petra 2:4 ::
These 'holes' are not homes - it's tombs, and one horse!
"Tomb of the 17 Graves"
'Madison Square Garden'
"The 7000-seat Theatre was first constructed by the
Nabataeans around the
time of Christ, probably during the reign of King Aretas IV, in early years of
the 1st Century AD. After a century of Nabataean use, it was refurbished by
the Romans shortly after 106 AD, and went out of use as a theatre after the
violent earthquake of 363 AD. The 15 metre high rear wall - which sliced through
several Nabataean tombs - improved the acoustics and supported the drainage
gallery which carried run-off rain water around the theatre."
Syria & Jordan Gallery
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Magnus Beronius 2002-03-09
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