Petra Sights

Bab a-Siq

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 03/07/2016

Fodor's Review

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 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, Ma’an, Jordan

Published 03/07/2016

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