Music:  "Helwa Already Baladi" (My Country is Beautiful) Singer:  Dalidá  City of Petra, in Jordan - one of the ...
For 600 years it has been thought that this city, in the middle of the desert of Jordan, was just legendary like the citie...
The Swiss explorer that managed to find it had to travel through impressive paths such as this, among mountains of stone.
Imagine his emotion when, upon arriving for the first time, he saw this scene in the 19th century!
The Palace of Petra, a temple in Greek style (Hellenic), is also called "The Treasure" and is 42m.(138 feet)  high
The palace was completely carved in  sandstone  rock.
But the palace is only one among many magnificent constructions  in Petra.
Petra was constructed in the 6th century BC. by  Nabataean Arabs and was part of the Persian Empire.
The  Nabataeans  were Bedouin Arabs who were traders of spices,like incense, myrrh and aromatic plants.  .
By the year 60 AD, Petra was conquered and absorbed into the Roman Empire.
Over the years, the wind has carved beautiful  forms in these mountains  of chalky rock.
Petra was utilized for the final scene of the movies Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
Viewers always pay  close attention to the details carved in  the interiors.
The colors in these stones are natural!!
The geological composition of the sand here makes for natural "paintings" as these.
Breathtaking formations like these are found in the walls of some of the mountains.
The Petra builders included a sophisticated hydraulic  system using tunnels and tanks of water
This Greek-Roman style theater had capacity for 4.000 spectators.
In the year  551 a second great earthquake destroyed almost all of the city,  and Petra never  was inhabited  Again.
End City of Petra, in Jordan one of the 7 New Wonders of the World
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  1. 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. 2. For 600 years it has been thought that this city, in the middle of the desert of Jordan, was just legendary like the cities of Atlantis and Troy
  3. 3. The Swiss explorer that managed to find it had to travel through impressive paths such as this, among mountains of stone.
  4. 4. Imagine his emotion when, upon arriving for the first time, he saw this scene in the 19th century!
  5. 5. The Palace of Petra, a temple in Greek style (Hellenic), is also called "The Treasure" and is 42m.(138 feet) high
  6. 6. The palace was completely carved in sandstone rock.
  7. 7. But the palace is only one among many magnificent constructions in Petra.
  8. 8. Petra was constructed in the 6th century BC. by Nabataean Arabs and was part of the Persian Empire.
  9. 9. The Nabataeans were Bedouin Arabs who were traders of spices,like incense, myrrh and aromatic plants. .
  10. 10. By the year 60 AD, Petra was conquered and absorbed into the Roman Empire.
  11. 11. Over the years, the wind has carved beautiful forms in these mountains of chalky rock.
  12. 12. Petra was utilized for the final scene of the movies Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
  13. 13. Viewers always pay close attention to the details carved in the interiors.
  14. 14. The colors in these stones are natural!!
  15. 15. The geological composition of the sand here makes for natural "paintings" as these.
  16. 16. Breathtaking formations like these are found in the walls of some of the mountains.
  17. 17. The Petra builders included a sophisticated hydraulic system using tunnels and tanks of water
  18. 18. This Greek-Roman style theater had capacity for 4.000 spectators.
  19. 19. In the year 551 a second great earthquake destroyed almost all of the city, and Petra never was inhabited Again.
  20. 20. End City of Petra, in Jordan one of the 7 New Wonders of the World

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