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Royal Kingdom of Jordan, Nabateans, the Spice Route, Petra, governorate of Ma'an, rock cut architecture, water conduits system, Mount Hor, the Arabah, Graet rift Valley, the Dead Sea, gulf of Aqaba.UNESCO World Heritage Site "a rose-red city half as old as time", Jabal Haroun, Aaron's Mountain, the Siq, Wadi Musa, Al Khazneh"the Treasury", Byzantine Church of Petra, Amarna letters, Pel, Sela or Seir, Exodus, the Horites, the Edomites, "the cleft in the rock", "the rock" Josephus (Antiquities of the Jews)Rekem the Dead Sea Scrolls, Edomites Obodas I, Dushara, female trinity: Al-‘Uzzá, Allat and Manāt. The Monastery, dedicated to Obodas I, Moses (Musa),
The Nabataeans worshipped the Arab gods and goddesses of the pre-Islamic times as well as a few of their deified kings. One, Obodas I, was deified after his death. Dushara was the main male god accompanied by his female trinity: Al-‘Uzzá, Allat and Manāt. Many statues carved in the rock depict these gods and goddesses. The Monastery, Petra's largest monument, dates from the 1st century BC. It was dedicated to Obodas I and is believed to be the symposium of Obodas the god. This information is inscribed on the ruins of the Monastery Christianity found its way to Petra in the 4th century AD, nearly 500 years after the establishment of Petra as a trade center. Athanasius mentions a bishop of Petra named Asterius. At least one of the tombs (the "tomb with the urn"?) was used as a church. An inscription in red paint records its consecration "in the time of the most holy bishop Jason" . After the Islamic conquest of 629–632 Christianity in Petra, as of most of Arabia, gave way to Islam. During the First Crusade Petra was occupied by Baldwin I of the Kingdom of Jerusalem and formed the second fief of the barony of Al Karak (in the lordship of Oultrejordain) with the title Château de la Valée de Moyse or Sela. It remained in the hands of the Franks until 1189. It is still a titular see of the Catholic Church. According to Arab tradition, Petra is the spot where Moses (Musa) struck a rock with his staff and water came forth, and where Moses' brother, Aaron (Harun), is buried, at Mount Hor,
This historic Downtown landmark is a relic of the early 1900's in Houston. Constructed of thick cast-iron, this Victorian-style clock was originally located on Main Street in front of the Sweeney Jewelry store. In the mid-1970's, it was moved to it's current location at Capitol and Bagby.
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Jim Paulsen, public art, Mangotsfield, Bristol, UK, colourful, sculpture
Sited on the Shortwood Branch line, which leaves the main line at Mangotsfield Station (5 miles from Bristol) The 15 mile long railway path was built by Sustrans between 1979 and 1985. The sculpture trail was created by Katy Hallett with support and sponsorship from a large number of public and private institutions. Further work is being added by Alison Scott.