The Companion:
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The Companion

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PETRA, discovered in 1812 by French archeologists in Jordan, was the model for the city of Kivala in the Atlas Mountains of the North African desert in THE COMPANION. The surrounding landscape shows the washes carved out of the plateaus by rainwater runoff. These are the canyons into which the temples and tombs were carved. In the center of the city was a huge open space for arenas and public gatherings. I used the temple called The Treasury as the model for the entrance to the Temple of Waiting. For you Indiana Jones buffs, it was also used by George Lucas as the Temple of Doom.