Chris Hondros / GettyNextBackPetra; Jordan Petra, located on the edge of the Arabian desert, was home to Aretas IV, king of the Nabataeans, who were masters of water technology. The facade of a 138 ft.—high Hellenistic temple on the El-Deir Monastery—an example of traditional Middle Eastern culture—sits within the Palace Tombs of Petra. Natural Sites Nominated for the World Heritage List CommentEmailshareLinkedInStumbleUponRedditDiggDel.i.cious inShare0Sponsored Links Buckets Lists, Favorite Places, Vacations Spots, Beautiful Places, Places I D, Rose Cities, Rockcut Architecture, Indiana Jones, Petra
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To get the first glimpse of Petra from the back of a horse or a camel, just like all the other travellers through the ages did. "It seems no work of Man's creative hand, by labour wrought as wavering fancy planned; But from the rock as if by magic grown, eternal, silent, beautiful, alone! - John William Burgon.