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  • 1. Music: "Helwa Already Baladi" (My Country is Beautiful) Singer: Dalidá City of Petra, in Jordan one of the 7 New Wonders of the World
  • 2. For 600 years thought that this city, in the middle of the desert of Jordan, was legendary like the Atlantis and Troy
  • 3. The Swiss explorer that managed to find it had to travel through impressive paths as this, among mountains of stone.
  • 4. Imagine its emotion when, upon arriving for the first time, saw this scene in the 19th century!
  • 5. The Palace of Petra, a temple in Greek style (Hellenic), is also called "The Treasure" and has 42m. of height
  • 6. Completely it was carved in calcareous rock.
  • 7. But the palace is only one among the many magnificent constructions in Petra, all carved in calcareous rock.
  • 8. Petra was constructed towards the 6th century BC. by the Nabatéens, during the Persian Empire.
  • 9. The Nabateos were Bedouins that lived on the commerce of spices, like incense, myrrh and aromatic plants. .
  • 10. By the year 60 AD. Petra was conquered and enclosed to the Roman Empire.
  • 11. Through the years, the wind has left its contribution, carving the most beautiful forms in the mountains of calcareous rock.
  • 12. Petra was utilized for the final scene of the movies Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
  • 13. They pay attention to the details carved of the interiors.
  • 14. The colors in the stones are natural.
  • 15. It is that it colored geological composition of the sand is favorable for "paintings" natural as these.
  • 16. Or these formations to remove the breath, found in the walls of some mountains.
  • 17. The nabateos built in Petra a sophisticated hydraulic system with tunnels and tanks of water
  • 18. This theater, in Greek-Roman style, had capacity for 4.000 spectators.
  • 19. In the year 551 a second great earthquake destroyed almost all the city, and Petra never was inhabited.
  • 20. End City of Petra, in Jordan one of the 7 New Wonders of the World