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  arc About our Mascot, the Elephant elephant elephant
A reconstruction of the Elephant Column
Our first complete elephant head from the Lower Temenos 1999. This sculptural element decorated the columns of the triple colonnades.
Our team removing the first capital with complete elephant heads. 2000.
Dakhilallah Qubla, our forman, n directs the installation of one of the elephant headed capitals in the Petra Museum

The image of the Elephant, seen at the top-right of each page is a reconstruction of one of the many columns in the Temple. While no column was found complete, we were able to reconstruct the column by combining elements from more than one column.

In the 1999 Season, our first complete Elephant was found. (pictured to the right. Although much of the plaster has disappeared, we have learned that the trunk is much larger than previously expected.

2000, our first complete Elephant headed capital was found.




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