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The Treasury, Petra by eddiechui
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Petra (meaning rock) is a historic and archaeological city in the Jordanian governorate of Ma’an that has rock cut architecture and water conduits system. Established sometime around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourism attraction. It lies on the slope of 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. Petra was chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007 and a World Heritage Site since 1985. Petra was chosen by the BBC as one of “the 40 places you have to see before you die”.

The site remained unknown to the Western world until 1812, when it was introduced by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. It was described as “a rose-red city half as old as time” in a Newdigate Prize-winning sonnet by John William Burgon. UNESCO has described it as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage.”

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  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...almost 3 years ago

    WOW what an incredible photograph!!!! Love the B&W and the composition of the shot!!!! An absolute FAVE, excellent work!!!!!! :))))))))))))))))))))))

  • Phillip Munro
    Phillip Munroover 2 years ago

    The black and white treatment really give this photo an authentic look, what a great composition!

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