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Swimming pool complex uncovered in heart of ancient Petra

27 Aug 2018

Source: Jordan Times

In the heart of the ancient Petra, a preliminary survey and excavation of the "Lower Market" in 1998 disclosed a monumental swimming pool, dubbed Petra Garden and Pool Complex (PGPC).

Located at the centre of the city on an artificial terrace, the PGPC overlooks the Colonnaded Street, between the "Middle Market" and the Great Temple, explained scholar Leigh-Ann Bedal, who received her PhD in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania.

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