Roman Ampitheatre – Petra

The Roman theater was built by the Nabataeans (obviously). It takes its name because of the strong Roman influence, and was built in the 1st century AD, when Rome loomed over the Near East. The stadium seats 7000 and faces Jabal Khubtha (a small mountain). Above the theater is more of the Nabataean necropolis. A number of large columns define the entrance to the theater, and a marble Hercules was discovered beneath the stage of the stadium and is displayed in the Petra Museum. A little further north of the Roman theater is a path leading up Jabal Khubtha, which the beautiful…

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~ by jonathanmtsai on December 5, 2010.

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