A Royal Tomb of Petra, Jordan, Middle East.

Taken with Canon IXUS 80.

In October, 1917, Lawrence, as part of a general effort to divert Turkish military resources away from the British invasion of North Africa, led a small force of Syrians and Arabians in defending Petra against a much larger combined force of Turks and Germans. The Bedouin women living in the vicinity of Petra and under the leadership of Sheik Khallil’s wife were recruited to fight in the defense of the city. The defenders were able to completely devastate the Turkish/German forces.


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  • vadim19
    vadim19over 2 years ago

    great place, I have wonderful memories! well done, Dean!

  • yeah im sure you do vadim, would love to go back some day !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 2 years ago


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  • thankyou very much deez :)

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 2 years ago

    fantastic work!

  • thanks a lot charmiene !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • John Vriesekolk
    John Vriesekolkover 2 years ago

    Wonderfully taken Dean. Some trip you’ve made.

  • yeah it was some trip, a year on the move and loved every minute – thanks heaps john !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Fara
    Faraover 2 years ago

    Good……………now I am back in the heat and dust of the deserts of the Middle East……………thank you Dean for transporting me there……………………Joyce!!

  • hahaha yeah im moving all over joyce … its deans worlds tour ha ! i really want to go back to the middle east you know. im taking it easy this year but i need to start thiuking about next year :) thanks joyce !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • miroslava
    miroslavaover 2 years ago

    fantastic shot, read and history, very interesting !!!

  • thanks miroslava, jordan is fantastic and petra is just amazing .. ahh the colours of the middle east !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldover 2 years ago

    Carved into the solid rock,totally amazing,Dean,love the pink color!!

  • yeah the colours are awesome arnt they – thanks heaps lance !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoover 2 years ago

    Nice!! I’m quite jealous of you actually… Jordan is like a jewel for nature and/or monument photographers, a top 10 place for me!!… Well done!

  • yeah i agree joao, you could spend a week at petra alone … and id love to do that. hope u get there one day joao !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
    © Hany G. Jada...over 2 years ago

    Ah… Petra…. a beautiful place…. Seen many pictures of this place; I was reading about it in National Geographic. Another place to add to the bucket list. Thank you Dean for sharing such a wonderful image with us.

  • thanks a lot hany – this is similar to a couple of other pics but i really like it so couldnt hold it back !

    – Dean Cunningham

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture Dean

  • thanks a lot roy !

    – Dean Cunningham

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