Nymphaeum (Petra)

The Nymphaeum was a grand public fountain along Petra's Colonnaded Street. Only the foundations remain today, standing in the shade of a tree. Very little is left, but one can imagine from similar monuments elsewhere (the Nymphaeum in Jerash, for example) what this public fountain, with plays of water to delight both the ear and the eye, would have looked like.

It was situated at the confluence of two watercourses, dedicated to the water nymphs and was probably one of the improvements made to the city after the Roman annexation.

Date Landscape Notes Reference
c. 100 CE The remains of the Nymphaeum. Wikipedia
Latest Update: June 09, 2015
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