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Petra Sights

Bab a-Siq

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Updated 05/20/2013

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The Gate of the Cleft opens onto the Siq, the canyon-lined passageway leading to the main sights. From here you can spot the remains of a Nabatean water tunnel, built to divert flood waters from coursing through the narrow cleft and flooding the necropolis. A dam, constructed for the same purpose in the second half of the 1st century AD, was restored by the Jordanians after particularly serious flooding some years ago.

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Petra, Jordan

Updated 05/20/2013


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