Temenos Gate

Temenos Gate reconstructed

Petra - Temenos Gate Petra - Temenos Gate reconstructed

Grand entrance to the sacred precinct of the city. To pass from jsfane to sacred area was marked with much significance in ancient times. It was the separation between daily and holy, the clean and the dirty. Arches were used to seal off the colonnaded street in order to achieve an uninterrupted scenic effect and to conceal the main street. The gate is adorned with carved panels containing bas-relief busts, animals, and geometric and floral designs.