Qasr al-Bint-i Firoun ()

The temple's modern name, "Qasr al-Bint al-Faroun," means "The Castle of the Daughter of Pharaoh." This relates to a local legend involving the pharaoh of the Exodus who, as the tale is told, got tired of pursuing the Israelites and eventually settled with his court here in Petra. While not historically correct in any way, these stories remain as an entertaining part of the folklore of Petra.

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circa 100 CE

View of Qasr al-Bint, looking south across the altar to the porch of the temple. The temple's cella is located behind the central arch.

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