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Next to the Treasury, The Monastery is perhaps the most impressive edifice in Petra
The climb to Al-Dayr

(only for true Petra buffs)




Again, compare the height of the structure with the humans below

How many chisels were dulled in creating this?




And again note the elegance and grace of the columns




From a little farther back you get a clearer sense of the size of the task involved in such a sculpture

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