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D. Petra ( 16th Aug 2012)

 

 

  Petra Map

 

1 Djin Blocks

10 Corinthian Tomb

19 Qasr Al-Bint

28 High Palace of Sacrifice

2Obelisk Tomb

11 Palace Tomb

20 Unfinished Tomb

29 Lion Monument

3 Al-Siq

12 Sextus Florentinus Tomb

21 Al-Habees Museum

30 Garden Temple Complex

4The Treasury

13Houseof Dorotheos

22 Petra Archeological Museum

31 Triclinium

5 Street of Facades

14 The Nymphaeum

23 Lion Triclinium

32 Renaissance Tomb

6 The Theater

15 Colonnaded Street

24 Al-Deir

33 Broken Pediment Tomb

7Aneisho Tomb

16 Byzantine Church

25 Turkmanian Tomb

34 Roman Soldier Tomb

8 Urn Tomb

17 Winged Lion Temple

26 Conway Tower

35 Snake Monument

9 Silk Tomb

18 The Arched Gate

27 Moghar Annassara

36 Crusader Fort 

   

Petra is considered the most famous and gorgeous site in Jordan located about 262 km south of Amman. It is the legacy of the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled in southern Jordan more than 2000 years ago. Admired then for its refined culture, massive architecture and ingenious complex of dams and water channels, Petra is now a UNESCO world heritage site and one of The New 7 Wonders of the World that enchants visitors from all corners of the globe.

The approach through over a kilometer long, cool, and gloom chasm (or Siq) a long narrow gorge whose steeply rising sides all but obliterate the sun, provides a dramatic contrast with the magic to come. Suddenly the gorge opens into a natural square dominated by Petra's most famous monument, The Treasury (El-Khazneh), whose intricately carved facade glows in the dazzling sun.

 

                                                                                                                                                       

The SIQ

More facades beckon the visitor on until the ancient city gradually unfolds, one monument leading to the next for kilometer after kilometer. The sheer size of the city and the quality of beautifully carved facades is staggering and leads one to reflect on the creativity and industry of the Nabataeans who made Petra their capital.

 

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