Little Petra (Bayda or al-Beidha) is a unique historical site. Situated in the Siq al Barid (the cold Siq) near Petra in Wadi Musa, the area once was the “mountain suburb” of Petra and a stop for caravans on one of the many long trading routes that converged on Petra.
Here the cool of the Siq offered a place for weary travelers to eat, rest and do business in comfort.
Little Petra was also a center for agricultural production with a complex of dams and cisterns that provided essential water. You will see some of the dams and cisterns on this magnificent trail that leads through spectacular landscapes and rock formations.
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- Kirkbride, D.V.W. (1968): Beidha: early Neolithic village life south of the Dead Sea. in: Antiquity, Volume 42 263-274.
- Douglas C. Corner - ERSI (April 2003): Environmental History at an Early Prehistoric Village: An Application of Cultural Site Analysis at Beidha, in Southern Jordan, Journal of GIS in Archaeology, Volume I.
The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at the University of Copenhagen hosts a database of the documents, slides etc. from the Diana Kirkbride Archive available at http://tors.kb.dk/dvn/dv/Kirkbride