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Deir Upper Storey
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A View of the Upper Storey of the Monastery (Deir).  Its design is very similar to that of the Khazneh: a tholos with an urn flanked by a "broken pediment."

The Deir, or monastery, was probably built by the Nabatean ruler Malichus (40–70 A.D.)—thus slightly after the time of Herod.  In the upper center of the monument note the rounded tholos and the "urn" (like the one found at the Herodium) on the top of it.