The Great temple is one of over 20 structures which were spatially documented by the Zamani Project.
The spatial documentation of Petra took place between 2011 and 2014 during 8 field campaigns.
More spatial data about the stuctures in Petra can be seen at ww.zamaniproject.org.
Petra is an Arabian city in the country of Jordan carved out of the sand-stone mountains in Wadi Araba. It was established over 2000 years ago and was the capital of the Nabataeans. The tombs and structures are now in danger of erosion due to earthquakes, floods and natural weathering and are thus in need of monitoring and documentation.
The laser scanning survey of Petra is part of the Siq Stability project, which is a “Funds In Trust” project of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for UNESCO. It is undertaken in cooperation with the Department of Antiquities of Jordan (DOA) and the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA).