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Snapshots

  1. Entryway

    Snapshot Title: Entryway
    Taken by: Syreda Howell

    Image: Central Petra Looking South
    Image Owner: Sarah Sharpe



    Description:

    (monumental entryway), a Lower Temenos, and monumental east and west Stairways which in turn lead to the Upper Temenos — the sacred enclosure for the Temple proper.



  2. The Great Temple of Petra

    Snapshot Title: The Great Temple of Petra
    Taken by: Syreda Howell

    Image: Central Petra Looking South
    Image Owner: Sarah Sharpe



    Description:

    The Great Temple represents one of the major archaeological and architectural components of central Petra



  3. The Great Temple of Petra

    Snapshot Title: The Great Temple of Petra
    Taken by: Syreda Howell

    Image: Central Petra Looking South
    Image Owner: Sarah Sharpe



    Description:

    The Great Temple represents one of the major archaeological and architectural components of central Petra



  4. agriculture

    Snapshot Title: agriculture
    Taken by: noam halev

    Image: Central Petra Looking South
    Image Owner: Sarah Sharpe



    Description:

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  5. Ass

    Snapshot Title: Ass
    Taken by: Ivan Rios

    Image: Central Petra Looking South
    Image Owner: Sarah Sharpe



    Description:

    ...or, a mule?



  6. Bulldozer in Action

    Snapshot Title: Bulldozer in Action
    Taken by: Sarah Sharpe

    Image: Central Petra Looking South
    Image Owner: Sarah Sharpe



    Description:

    So much stone and sand covers the Great Temple that project director Martha Sharp Joukowsky has chosen to use a bulldozer to assist in clearing the area.



  7. Tea break

    Snapshot Title: Tea break
    Taken by: Sarah Sharpe

    Image: Central Petra Looking South
    Image Owner: Sarah Sharpe



    Description:

    In the heat of the Petra sun in summer it is important for team members to enjoy a steaming cup of sweet tea brewed with mint. Under the shade of a Bedouin tent they catch-up on the days activities, r...



  8. Future Brown Excavations

    Snapshot Title: Future Brown Excavations
    Taken by: Sarah Sharpe

    Image: Central Petra Looking South
    Image Owner: Sarah Sharpe



    Description:

    In this area of the city center, known as the Upper Market, a new component of Brown University’s work at Petra has begun. In the summer of 2009 a test trench was excavated just behind this line of ...



  9. Excavation crew member

    Snapshot Title: Excavation crew member
    Taken by: Sarah Sharpe

    Image: Central Petra Looking South
    Image Owner: Sarah Sharpe



    Description:

    Ready with bucket of tools.



  10. Tombs

    Snapshot Title: Tombs
    Taken by: Sarah Sharpe

    Image: Central Petra Looking South
    Image Owner: Sarah Sharpe



    Description:

    These holes in the cliffs are tombs, less ornate than the royal tombs seen in www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=6708&snapshot_id=19592 .



  11. Elephant Headed Capital

    Snapshot Title: Elephant Headed Capital
    Taken by: Sarah Sharpe

    Image: Central Petra Looking South
    Image Owner: Sarah Sharpe



    Description:

    Although it is only vaguely recognizable from this distance, this particular capital is one of several found at the site which had been carved with an elphant head decoration. Petra had strong trading...



  12. Orange Pottery Collection Bucket

    Snapshot Title: Orange Pottery Collection Bucket
    Taken by: Sarah Sharpe

    Image: Central Petra Looking South
    Image Owner: Sarah Sharpe



    Description:

    A representative bucket with cataloguing tag used in the excavation of one of the ongoing trenches at the Petra Great Temple.