Gateway to Petra
Our design is based on the typical natural features of the ancient Nabataean world, with exhibition galleries wrapped around a garden of frankincense and myrrh trees - the trees that were the foundation of the great wealth of the Nabataeans.
The building design is flexible for the particular needs of the individual user. When facilities need to be closed out of normal hours, or at certain times of the year, It can act as a simple gateway. For those with limited time, there is a ‘fast track’ exhibition, housed within the thickness of the walls. For visitors who have more time to explore, galleries leading off the ‘fast track’ ramp focus on the history and archaeology of the site.