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The Deir

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Amir Weksler, Louise de Picciotto Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Feb 25, 2023 03:15 PM History
Monumental religious building carved out of rock in Petra, Jordan which was used for a variety of complex religious ceremonies and customs after the time of its completion in the mid-first century CE.

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temple, monument


The Deir is a rock-cut monumental structure with an elaborate architectural facade in Petra, likely dating to the mid-first century CE,. The function of the Deir is not certain. While other similar structures at Petra were used as tombs, there is no evidence of burials within the Deir, and it may instead have served some religious purpose. During the Byzantine period, several crosses were carved on the walls, indicating that it may have been repurposed as a church.

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Amir Weksler, Louise de Picciotto, Jeffrey Becker, and Thomas Landvatter, 'The Deir: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 06 December 2023]

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