Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Petra:The lost city of stone

Petra  is a historical and archaeological city in the Jordanian.Petra is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system.Petra is deliberated the most well-known and gorgeous site in Jordan situated about 262 km south of Amman and 133 km north of Aqaba.

petra city

It's the legacy of the Nabataeans, an industrious Arabic people who completed in the southern area of Nike jordan a lot more than 2000 years back.It was said to have been prepared by God for the Jewish people.Petra once flourished under the Roman empire but a rapid decline began with the Arabian trade being taken elsewhere.And then a earthquake brought about a great deal of damage.Petra is always exceptional, and never to be forgotten.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.
petra city

This Petra basin features around eight hundred individual monuments,including buildings, tombs, baths, funerary halls, temples, arched gateways, and colonnaded streets, that were mostly carved from the kaleidoscopic sandstone by the technical and artistic genius of its residents.Petra scenery are in their finest with early morning and also evening.Visitors frequent the spot to have a look of the damages of the gorgeous city.
petra city

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