Misleadingly named based on crosses scratched on the wall, this beautiful rock-carved structure is not a monastery but a Nabatean temple, built around the 1st century BCE.

Facts & Stats on the Monastery

Go Historic ID
318202
Names
Monastery
al-Deir
Dates
1st C BCE
Tags
World Heritage Site#326; since 1985

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About This Listing

Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Title
Monastery - Petra, Jordan