Nymphaeum ( reconstructed )

Petra - Nymphaeum
Petra - Nymphaeum reconstructed

This two-story fountain, dedicated to the water nymphs, is a major landmark of Petra. How amazing it must have been to travelers from the desert to see this lavish structure of flowing water . The Nymphaeum was a place of both refreshment and worship. The open water channel that fed the Nymphaeum continued on along the Colonnaded Street.