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Elevetion in Petra

picture by Anees Maani


Petra, located in the south of the Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan, a city carved into red sand rock mountains on the edge of the Dead Sea Rift valley, overlookig Wadi Araba. 2000 years ago it was the capital of the Nabataean Kingdom, with ports in Aila (Aqaba) and Gaza, and access to the desert of Arabia to the south and east, and being easily approached from the rest of the ancient world in the north, Petra became the meeting point of the ancient trade routs, and the Nabataeans gained great wealth, expressed by their unique architecture, gardens and waterfalls. The beauty of nature in the area has added to the city's charm, time had its share in creating the amazing rock formations and colors of its mountains. Petra now is a prime touristic destination, visited daily by thousands of lucky tourists from all over the world, the combination of nature, archaeology and the chance to meet the local Bedouins makes it a favourite place for many travellers.

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