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visitheworld: Early morning at The Treasury, Petra, Jordan (by www.garymcgovern.net).

Petra, Jordan - Been there and I totally felt like Indiana Jones! plus, the camel had a New Kids on the Block blanket under the saddle...how'd that get there?

Petra, Jordan I have seen and read some amazing things about Petra. Maybe one day...

Petra, Jordan. I probably won't be traveling in the Middle East anytime soon, but I can still dream

Petra, Jordan

Petra, Jordan. Don't know why but I've always wanted to see this

Petra (Arabic: البتراء, Al-Batrāʾ, Ancient Greek Πέτρα) is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma'an

al khazneh, or the treasury, at petra, jordan. is this carved *directly out of the surrounding stone landscape*??? - or constructed in a more standard (although still very challenging) way?

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.