Elephant-headed capital found at the Great Temple, Petra, Ma'an, Jordan in 2000, from the Petra Archaeological Museum. One of the elephant-head capitals that adorned the two triple colonnades on either side of the lower terrace after the building was redesigned. Petra was the capital and royal city of the Nabateans, Arabic desert nomads. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Elephant-headed capital found at the Great Temple, Petra, Ma'an, Jordan in 2000, from the Petra Archaeological Museum. One of the elephant-head capitals that adorned the two triple colonnades on either side of the lower terrace after the building was redesigned. Petra was the capital and royal city of the Nabateans, Arabic desert nomads. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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