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Temple of the Winged Lions

Temple of the Winged Lions Review

This impressive building overlooking the Colonnaded Street takes its name from the sculptures that serve as capitals for its columns. The identity of the deity worshipped within is unknown, but votive figurines suggest that it may have been Isis, Egyptian goddess of the heavens and patroness of fertility. An inscription dates the construction of the temple to around AD 27, during the reign of Aretas IV.

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  • Address: Petra
  • Location: Petra
Updated: 05-20-2013

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