The Monastery in ancient Petra, Jordan. This structure of classical Greek-influenced architecture is one of many carved out of a sandstone rock face. UNESCO described Petra as one of the most precious cultural properties of mans cultural heritage. Smithsonian Magazine rated it one of the 28 Places to See Before You Die. http://pinterest.com/pin/156570524517694570/
Ħaġar Qim (Standing/Worshipping Stones) is a megalithic temple complex found on the Mediterranean island of Malta, dating from the Ġgantija phase (3600-3200 BC). The Megalithic Temples of Malta are among the most ancient religious sites on Earth, described by the World Heritage Sites committee as "unique architectural masterpieces."