The site of Al Beida (Little Petra) (web only)


| May 15, 2020

The atmospheric site of Al Beida (Little Petra) is located just 8km from the main site of Petra. Al Beida is one of the oldest sights in the Middle East that shows evidence of habitation by Pre-Pottery Neolithic humans. Some experts believe that it was once an important suburb, located where caravan routes that linked the Arabian Peninsula, Gaza, Egypt and the Mediterranean coast converged. At Little Petra's entrance, there is a classical temple guarding a narrow, 350-metre ravine, which leads to temples, tombs, water channels and houses carved out of the same red rock as seen in Petra.

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