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Petra

Coordinates: 30° 19′ 21″ N, 35° 27′ 6″ E

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Petra, originally known to the Nabataeans as Raqmu, is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan. The city is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color of…

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Petra (003) Al Barid
Petra (003)

Al Barid

Petra (004) Al Barid
Petra (004)

Al Barid

Petra (005) Al Barid
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Al Barid

Petra (006) Al Barid
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Al Barid

Petra (007) Al Barid
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Al Barid

Petra (008) Al Barid
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Al Barid

Petra (009) Al Barid
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Al Barid

Petra (010) Al Barid
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Al Barid

Petra (013) Al Barid
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Al Barid

Petra (017) Al Deir
Petra (017)

Al Deir

Petra (018) Al Deir
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Al Deir

Petra (019) Al Deir
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Al Deir

Petra (020) Al Deir
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Al Deir

Petra (021) Al Deir
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Al Deir

Petra (022) Al Deir
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Al Deir

Petra (023) Al Deir
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Al Deir

Petra (024) Al Deir
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Al Deir

Petra (025) Al Deir
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Al Deir

Petra (026) Al Deir
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Al Deir

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Petra (036) Arched Gate
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Arched Gate

Petra (037) Arched Gate
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Arched Gate

Petra (038) Arched Gate
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Arched Gate

Petra (039) Serapide
Petra (039)

Serapide

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Petra (041) Silk Tomb
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Silk Tomb

Petra (042) Silk Tomb
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Silk Tomb

Petra (043) Silk Tomb
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Silk Tomb

Petra (044) Silk Tomb
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Silk Tomb

Petra (045) Silk Tomb
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Silk Tomb

Petra (046) Corinthian Tomb
Petra (046)

Corinthian Tomb

Petra (047) Corinthian Tomb
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Corinthian Tomb

Petra (048) Palace Tomb
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Palace Tomb

Petra (049) Palace Tomb
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Palace Tomb

Petra (050) Palace Tomb
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Palace Tomb

Petra (051) Urn Tomb
Petra (051)

Urn Tomb

Petra (052) Urn Tomb
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Urn Tomb

Petra (053) Urn Tomb
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Urn Tomb

Petra (054) Urn Tomb
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Urn Tomb

Petra (055) Urn Tomb
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Urn Tomb

Petra (056) Urn Tomb
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Urn Tomb

Petra (057) Urn Tomb
Petra (057)

Urn Tomb

Petra (058) Corinthian Tomb
Petra (058)

Corinthian Tomb

Petra (059) Palace Tomb
Petra (059)

Palace Tomb

Petra (060) Palace Tomb
Petra (060)

Palace Tomb

Petra (061) Silk Tomb
Petra (061)

Silk Tomb

Petra (062) Silk Tomb
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Silk Tomb

Petra (063) Urn Tomb
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Urn Tomb

Petra (064) Urn Tomb
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Urn Tomb

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Petra (069) Carmine Facade
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Carmine Facade

Petra (070) Carmine Facade
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Carmine Facade

Petra (071) Carmine Facade
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Carmine Facade

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Petra (075) Wadi Muthlim
Petra (075)

Wadi Muthlim

Petra (076) Wadi Muthlim
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Wadi Muthlim

Petra (077) Wadi Muthlim
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Wadi Muthlim

Petra (078) Djinn Blocks
Petra (078)

Djinn Blocks

Petra (079) Obelisk Tomb
Petra (079)

Obelisk Tomb

Petra (082) Wadi Musa
Petra (082)

Wadi Musa

Petra (083) Khazneh
Petra (083)

Khazneh

Petra (087) Khazneh
Petra (087)

Khazneh

Petra (088) Khazneh
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Khazneh

Petra (089) Khazneh
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Khazneh

Petra (090) Khazneh
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Khazneh

Petra (091) Khazneh
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Khazneh

Petra (092) Khazneh
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Khazneh

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Khazneh

Petra (094) Khazneh
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Khazneh

Petra (095) Khazneh
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Khazneh

Petra (096) Khazneh
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Khazneh

Petra (097) Khazneh
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Khazneh

Petra (098) Khazneh
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Khazneh

Petra (099) Khazneh
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Khazneh

Petra (101) Khazneh
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Khazneh

Petra (102) Khazneh
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Khazneh

Petra (103) Khazneh
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Khazneh

Petra (104) Khazneh
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Khazneh

Petra (105) Khazneh
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Khazneh

Petra (106) Khazneh
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Khazneh

Petra (107) Roman Theater
Petra (107)

Roman Theater

Petra (108) Roman Theater
Petra (108)

Roman Theater

Petra (109) Tomb 69
Petra (109)

Tomb 69

Petra (110) Djebel Attof
Petra (110)

Djebel Attof

Petra (111) Street of Facades
Petra (111)

Street of Facades

Petra (112) Street of Facades
Petra (112)

Street of Facades

Petra (113) Street of Facades
Petra (113)

Street of Facades

Petra (114) Street of Facades
Petra (114)

Street of Facades

Petra (115) Uneishu Tomb
Petra (115)

Uneishu Tomb

Petra (116) Uneishu Tomb
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Uneishu Tomb

Petra (117) Uneishu Tomb
Petra (117)

Uneishu Tomb

Petra (119) Umm al Biyara
Petra (119)

Umm al Biyara

Petra (120) Umm al Biyara
Petra (120)

Umm al Biyara

Petra (121) Umm al Biyara
Petra (121)

Umm al Biyara

Petra (122) Uneishu Tomb
Petra (122)

Uneishu Tomb

Petra (123) Garden Tomb
Petra (123)

Garden Tomb

Petra (124) Roman Soldier Tomb
Petra (124)

Roman Soldier Tomb

Petra (125) Roman Soldier Tomb
Petra (125)

Roman Soldier Tomb

Petra (126) Lion Triclinium
Petra (126)

Lion Triclinium

Petra (127) Lion Triclinium
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Lion Triclinium

Petra (128) Lion Triclinium
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Lion Triclinium

Petra (129) Lion Triclinium
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Lion Triclinium

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Petra (132) Byzantine Church
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Byzantine Church

Petra (133) Byzantine Church
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Byzantine Church

Petra (134) Byzantine Church
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Byzantine Church

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Description

Petra, originally known to the Nabataeans as Raqmu, is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan. The city is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved. Petra is one of the New7Wonders of the World. Established possibly as early as 312 BC as the capital city of the Arab Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan. The Nabataeans were nomadic Arabs who took advantage of Petra’s proximity to regional trade routes to establish it as a major trading hub. The Nabataeans are also known for their great ability in constructing efficient water-collecting methods in the barren deserts and their talent in carving structures into solid rocks. Petra lies on the slope of Jebel al-Madhbah (identified by some as the biblical Mount Hor) in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. The site remained unknown to the Western world until 1812, when it was introduced by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt.

Main Sights

  • Al Barid
  • Al Deir
  • Byzantine Church
  • Djin Blocks
  • Carmin Facade
  • Corathian Tomb
  • Garden Tomb
  • Khazneh
  • Lion Triclinium
  • Obelisk Tomb
  • Palace Tomb
  • Roma Soldier Tomb
  • Silk Tomb
  • Street of Facades
  • Theater
  • Tomb 69
  • Uneishu Tomb
  • Urn Tomb
  • Wadi Musa
  • Wadi Muthlim

See also

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Jerash (003)
Jerash (003)

Other sites in Jordan

Coordinates: 32° 16′ 39″ N, 35° 53′ 27″ E

Jerash, the Gerasa of Antiquity, is the capital and largest city of Jerash Governorate, which is situated in the north of Jordan, 48 km north of the capital Amman towards Syria. The history of the city is a blend of the Greco-Roman world of the…

Wadi Rum (1)
Wadi Rum (1)

Wadi Rum

Coordinates: 29° 32′ 13″ N, 35° 25′ 14″ E

Wadi Rum also known as The Valley of the Moon is a valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in southern Jordan 60 km to the east of Aqaba; it is the largest wadi in Jordan. Wadi Rum is Arabic for Roman Valley,or “Valley of the Romoioi”, as…

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