Petra Deir- “Monastery”

  • Begin with a square, aligned with the axes of the main temple front, and call its side length 1.000. Set its equator even with the baseline of the main lower entablature, i.e. with the top edges of the lower capitals at height .500. Its top edge will align closely with the top edge of the natural wall behind, seen at left. Draw a circle around the square, noting that its top point at height 1.207 locates the baseline of the second story entablature.