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Dimensions3000 x 2000
Original file size5.91 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken19-Sep-14 09:12
Date modified20-Sep-14 12:03
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length155 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/4000 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-1 1/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 160
Metering modeSpot
Hajr al-Mansub (the erected stone)

Hajr al-Mansub (the erected stone)

Overlooking the Zirqa Ma‘in valley, Hajr al-Mansub (the “erected stone”) is one of the most impressive menhirs in Jordan. Although rather isolated, it is linked to the large ceremonial center and dolmen field at Murayghat, about a kilometer to the west.

The menhir stands approximately 2.5 meters tall and is a 1.5 metes wide at the base, and is tappered toward the top. The southern face of the menhir is cut with a grove, at approximately two-thirds of it height. The specific purpose of the menhir is not know, but probably dates to the Early Bronze period as due the monuments at Murayghat.