Monastery (Ad Deir)

Ad Deir, also spelled ad-Dayr and el-Deir, is a monumental building carved out of rock in the ancient city of . The Deir was probably carved out of the rock in the mid-first century CE.Arguably one of the most iconic monuments in the Petra Archaeological Park, the Monastery is located high in the hills northwest of the Petra city center.

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, the fabled "rose red city, half as old as time", is a well known ancient Nabataean city in the south of . Photo: Faraheed, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Tourist attraction
The is a religious temple in the Nabataean city of . is situated 1¼ km southeast of Monastery (Ad Deir). Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Tourist attraction
Al-Khazneh is one of the most elaborate temples in , a city of the Nabatean Kingdom inhabited by the Arabs in ancient times. is situated 2½ km southeast of Monastery (Ad Deir). Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Archaeological site
, also sometimes Bayda, is a major Neolithic archaeological site a few kilometres north of near Siq al-Barid in . is situated 4 km northeast of Monastery (Ad Deir). Photo: Odilia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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