Capital of Edom and later of the Nabataean Kingdom, SE of the Dead Sea, in modern Jordan, probably the Sela of OT (e.g. 2 Kgs. 14: 7). Petra has impressive ornamental monuments, including a temple, carved out of the sandstone.
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