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Description

Petra (019) Al Deir
Petra (019)Al Deir

30° 19′ 21″ N, 35° 27′ 6″ E

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.

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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

Photos

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Petra (003) Al Barid
Petra (003)Al Barid
Petra (004) Al Barid
Petra (004)Al Barid
Petra (005) Al Barid
Petra (005)Al Barid
Petra (006) Al Barid
Petra (006)Al Barid
Petra (007) Al Barid
Petra (007)Al Barid
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Petra (008)Al Barid
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Petra (013) Al Barid
Petra (013)Al Barid
Petra (017) Al Deir
Petra (017)Al Deir
Petra (018) Al Deir
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Petra (036) Arched Gate
Petra (036)Arched Gate
Petra (037) Arched Gate
Petra (037)Arched Gate
Petra (038) Arched Gate
Petra (038)Arched Gate
Petra (039) Serapide
Petra (039)Serapide
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Petra (041) Silk Tomb
Petra (041)Silk Tomb
Petra (042) Silk Tomb
Petra (042)Silk Tomb
Petra (043) Silk Tomb
Petra (043)Silk Tomb
Petra (044) Silk Tomb
Petra (044)Silk Tomb
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Petra (045)Silk Tomb
Petra (046) Corinthian Tomb
Petra (046)Corinthian Tomb
Petra (047) Corinthian Tomb
Petra (047)Corinthian Tomb
Petra (048) Palace Tomb
Petra (048)Palace Tomb
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Petra (049)Palace Tomb
Petra (050) Palace Tomb
Petra (050)Palace Tomb
Petra (051) Urn Tomb
Petra (051)Urn Tomb
Petra (052) Urn Tomb
Petra (052)Urn Tomb
Petra (053) Urn Tomb
Petra (053)Urn Tomb
Petra (054) Urn Tomb
Petra (054)Urn Tomb
Petra (055) Urn Tomb
Petra (055)Urn Tomb
Petra (056) Urn Tomb
Petra (056)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
Petra (062)Silk Tomb
Petra (063) Urn Tomb
Petra (063)Urn Tomb
Petra (064) Urn Tomb
Petra (064)Urn Tomb
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Petra (069) Carmine Facade
Petra (069)Carmine Facade
Petra (070) Carmine Facade
Petra (070)Carmine Facade
Petra (071) Carmine Facade
Petra (071)Carmine Facade
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Petra (075) Wadi Muthlim
Petra (075)Wadi Muthlim
Petra (076) Wadi Muthlim
Petra (076)Wadi Muthlim
Petra (077) Wadi Muthlim
Petra (077)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
Petra (088)Khazneh
Petra (089) Khazneh
Petra (089)Khazneh
Petra (090) Khazneh
Petra (090)Khazneh
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Petra (092) Khazneh
Petra (092)Khazneh
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Petra (093)Khazneh
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Petra (094)Khazneh
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Petra (095)Khazneh
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Petra (096)Khazneh
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Petra (097)Khazneh
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Petra (098)Khazneh
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Petra (099)Khazneh
Petra (101) Khazneh
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Petra (102) Khazneh
Petra (102)Khazneh
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Petra (103)Khazneh
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Petra (105)Khazneh
Petra (106) Khazneh
Petra (106)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
Petra (116)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
Petra (127)Lion Triclinium
Petra (128) Lion Triclinium
Petra (128)Lion Triclinium
Petra (129) Lion Triclinium
Petra (129)Lion Triclinium
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Petra (132) Byzantine Church
Petra (132)Byzantine Church
Petra (133) Byzantine Church
Petra (133)Byzantine Church
Petra (134) Byzantine Church
Petra (134)Byzantine Church
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Pictures taken with a Rolleiflex 6800 and scanned with a Nikon LS 9000 ED

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See also

Archeological sites

Jordan

Petra (019) Al Deir
Petra (019)Al Deir

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (المملكة الأردنّيّة الهاشميّة), an Arab country in Southwest Asia, is spanning the southern part of the Rub Al Kali down to the Gulf of Aqaba. A large part of Jordan is covered by deserts (like the Wadi Rum). Jordan… [Read more]

Other sites in Jordan

Jerash (006)
Jerash (006)

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… [Read more]

Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum (005)
Wadi Rum (005)

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… [Read more]